Mr. Brian Deters enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an operations specialist in August 1982. He was commissioned as a surface operations limited duty officer in June 1994 and retired from the Navy in September 2004 after 22 years of active naval service. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo College.
Deters’ enlisted sea duty assignments include USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), USS Ticonderoga (CG 47) and USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). Officer assignments include combat information center officer and navigator, USS Yorktown (CG 48); and combat information center officer and operations officer, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). He made multiple deployments to the western pacific, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea.
Ashore, he served at AEGIS Training Support Group, Norfolk as an instructor, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility as scheduling officer, and AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) Detachment San Diego as officer in charge.
Upon retirement, Deters began his civilian career at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) in Dahlgren, Virginia. From March 2005 to March 2020, he was the technical support director where he was responsible for future ship class training strategies, training simulation / content development and program objective memorandum requirements.
In March 2020, he assumed his current position as the executive director for CSCS. As executive director, he is responsible for over 2,000 military, government civilian, and contractor personnel at 14 learning sites and detachments located throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Japan, and Rota, Spain. Training surface warriors to fight and win, CSCS trains over 36,000 U.S. and allied Sailors a year.
Deters’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Last Updated: 29 September 2020