Bryan R. Lentz was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 16, 2016. Mr. Lentz was sworn into office on December 2, 2016. Governor Wolf designated Commissioner Lentz to serve as Chairman of the Commission on December 5, 2016. Chairman Lentz serves as the Commonwealth's statutorily required civil service commission veteran representative and advocate.
Chairman Lentz, an attorney and former state representative, is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Bosnia and Iraq. He attended Valley Forge Military College, Class of 1984 and Georgetown University, Class of 1986. Following his graduation from Georgetown, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. After completing the Infantry Officers Basic Course and U.S. Army Ranger School, he completed four years of active service as an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer. Following active duty service, he entered law school at Temple University, graduating in 1993. Initially out of law school, he worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, where he served six years developing a specialty in the prosecution of violent gangs and juveniles.
In 2006, Chairman Lentz was elected to represent the 161st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly where he served two terms.