Capt. Brandon Bryan is a native of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Jacksonville University with a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps commission in 1995. He attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies earning a Master of International Public Policy degree.
Bryan’s sea duty assignments include damage control assistant, USS Ingraham (FFG 61); navigator, USS Chandler (DDG 996); primary warfare officer undersea (anti-submarine warfare officer), Norwegian frigate HNoMS Bergen (F 301); operations officer, USS Halyburton (FFG 40); commanding officer, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) prototype Sea Fighter (FSF 1) where he and his combined Navy and Coast Guard crew developed several new concepts in support of the LCS concept of operations; executive officer, USS Stockdale (DDG 106) which was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award; and commanding officer, USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) which deployed to the western Pacific Ocean in support of Task Force 70 and 73 operations and was awarded the Bloodhound Award for excellence in anti-submarine warfare.
Ashore, he served as the director of Strike Group Training and Assessment at the Undersea Warfighting Development Center and assistant chief of staff for operations for Carrier Strike Group 15. He reported as commanding officer, Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in June 2018.
Bryan’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.
Last Updated: 6 May 2021