Commander Lisa M. Brennen

Cmdr. Brennen was raised in Okinawa, Japan, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She received her commission after graduating from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in 1999. She earned a Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Naval Command and Staff diploma from the U.S. Naval War College in 2009.

Brennen’s operational and afloat assignments include Carrier Air Wing 9, where she served as the collection manager for the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group during an 8-month deployment to the western Pacific; Defense Intelligence Agency, where she deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, as a team chief for the Human Intelligence Support Team in support of Multi-National Forces-Iraq; U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, where she was in charge of the Partnership, Strength, and Presence analytic efforts; and Boxer Amphibious Ready Group homeported at San Diego, California, as the intelligence officer (N2) during an 8-month deployment to U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets. Brennen’s last afloat assignment was with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group based at Norfolk, Virginia as the N2 during a 7-month deployment to U.S. 6th Fleet.

Her shore assignments include Air Test and Evaluation and Squadron (VX) 9 stationed at China Lake, California, as their intelligence officer; Defense Intelligence Agency, as an all-source intelligence analyst for the Latin America division and a collection manager for the Iraq division; Fleet Intelligence Det., Washington, as the first officer in charge, responsible for training and deploying flag intelligence watch officers and imagery analysts in support of carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups; and U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, as a strategic analyst in the commander’s action group.

Brennen assumed the duties of executive officer of the Center for Information Warfare Training in October 2019.

A qualified information warfare officer, Brennen’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various campaign and unit awards and ribbons.

Last Updated: 27 August 2020

 
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