Edward J. Brennan Jr., 70, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who served as a director of travel and logistics at the State Department, died May 13 at his home in White Plains, Md.

He had lung cancer, said his nephew Joseph Coker.

Sgt. Brennan joined the Air Force as a teenager and served for 30 years. A specialist in air transportation and traffic management, Sgt. Brennan served in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. He was the traffic manager for the Air National Guard at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington when he retired in 1991.

He then joined the State Department and served as director of transportation and travel management, overseeing operations involving the movement of personnel and materiel to U.S. embassies around the world.

Edward Joseph Brennan Jr., was born in Providence, R.I.

His military decorations included three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal and three awards of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

His marriage to Barbara Rapoza ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Carol McIntyre of White Plains, and a sister.

— T. Rees Shapiro