Captain Christopher G. Bryant

Capt. Bryant is a native of Pace, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Arkansas State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Regis University. Bryant received his commission through Officer Candidate School in July 1996 and earned his naval flight officer wings in Oct. 1997. 

In November 1997, he reported to Antarctic Development Squadron Six (VXE-6) in Point Mugu, California, where he was designated as a polar transport navigator and completed two deployments to Antarctica.

In 1999, Bryant reported to Patrol Squadron 30 (VP-30). Later that same year, he reported to the Golden Eagles (VP-9) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He completed two deployments to Misawa, Japan and the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as numerous worldwide detachment sites. His accomplishments included tactical coordinator (TACCO), mission commander (MC), standoff land attack missile crew member, weapons training officer, and tactics department head.

Bryant reported to Defense Language Institute Washington as a Dutch (Nederland) language student in 2002. In May 2003, he reported to the Personnel Exchange Program in Valkenburg, the Netherlands as the detachment officer in charge and TACCO/MC flying with the Royal Netherlands Navy Squadron 320 where he led multiple deployments to Curacao in support of counter narcotic missions.

In January 2005, Bryant reported to USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the assistant air operations officer. He qualified as officer of the deck underway and assistant air operations officer. In 2006 he served as a department head at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland. He worked in the Information Warfare Support Center as the branch chief for the America’s team, coordinating requirements for various combatant commands in support of national objectives. During this tour he was selected for lateral transfer into the information warfare community and completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I and the Joint Information Operations Planners Course.

 In March 2010, he reported to NIOC Bahrain as the executive officer (XO). During this tour he earned his information warfare officer Insignia and qualified as a naval air observer. After a successful tour as the XO, Bryant reported to OPNAV N2/N6 in August 2011. While there, he served on both the  F2 and F4 staff. In June 2013, he reported to the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station as the commanding officer. He was responsible for 39 joint courses of instruction with more than 300 annual convenes and more than 10,000 graduates annually in the cyber and signals intelligence domains. In September 2015, he reported onboard Carrier Strike Group 12 as the deputy information warfare commander where he qualified as force tactical action officer. In March 2017, he departed for the Joint Staff as the division chief for cyber policy on the J5, completing JPME II in route. During this tour, he served as the Joint Staff representative to the National Security Council’s Cyber Response Group, led teams that oversaw the elevation of US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to a Unified Combatant Command, the writing and implementation 2018 National Cyber Strategy, 2018 DoD Cyber Strategy and Cyber Posture Review. In August 2019, he reported to Fleet Cyber Command as the assistant chief of staff for plans and policy.

Bryant assumed command of the Center for Information Warfare Training July 22, 2022.

Bryant’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Award, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal (First Strike/Flight Award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards) and various other campaign, service and unit awards.

Bryant wears the Information Warfare and Naval Flight Officer insignia.


 

Last Updated: 12 July 2022

 
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