Captain Bob Bryans enlisted in the United States Navy in 1987 and is a 1996 graduate of Old Dominion University. He holds a master’s degree in national security affairs (Middle East/Africa) from the Naval Post-graduate School. He is a native of Cohoes, New York.

He is a...

A native of Christiansburg, VA, CDR Phillips graduated with honors from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. After selection to the Immediate Graduate Education Program, he graduated with honors from the Naval Postgrad...

Captain Tom Ogden is a 1998 graduate from the United States Naval Academy and holds a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from Georgetown University.  He is also an alumni of the White House Fellows program.


Afloat, he served aboard USS DULUTH (LPD 6), USS PAUL HAMILT...

Lieutenant Commander Van Hook, a fourth generation Surface Warfare Officer, is from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He received his commission in 2008 from the United States Naval Academy. Currently, he is in the command pipeline to assume command of USS TORNADO (PC 14).

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Lieutenant Commander Tester is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2006, earning his commission and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the N...

Rear Adm. James Aiken is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He is the son of Reverend and Mrs. James Aiken, Sr. Aiken was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Political Science.  He...

Captain Rich LeBron enlisted in the Navy in 1989. Following Boot Camp and Quartermaster school he reported to USS James K. Polk (SSBN 645) for his first sea tour.

As a submarine Quartermaster Rich managed to keep the ship off the shoals and was accepted into the Navy's...

Lieutenant Commander Grant Bryan is a native of Anchorage, Alaska.  He earned a Bachelors in Chemistry from the US Naval Academy in 2005 and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Prior to his first sea tour, LCDR Bryan worked...

Commander Kristenson, a native of Franklin, Massachusetts, enlisted in the
Navy on his 18th birthday. He completed nuclear power training and served
as a staff instructor until he began his officer training.


A three-sport varsity athlete at the University of Nebraska—L...

Rear Adm. Fred W. Kacher is a native of Oakton, Virginia and graduated, with honors, from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 with a degree in English.  He holds a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in International Relations from Harvard’s Kennedy Scho...

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