Rear Adm. (ret) Gregory R. Bryant enlisted in the Navy in 1970 and was selected for the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP). Through NESEP, he attended the University of New Mexico earning a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering magna cum laude with distinction and was commissioned as an Ensign. His first commissioned tour was at the Division of Naval Reactors (Naval Sea Systems Command 08) in Washington, D.C. During this tour, he was selected to join the Engineering Duty Community. In 1982, Rear Adm. Bryant was assigned to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he served as a Senior Nuclear Ship Superintendent, a Non-Nuclear Ship Superintendent and Assistant Nuclear Repair Officer. After transferring to Naval Postgraduate School in 1986, he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science with distinction. In 1988, Rear Adm. Bryant reported to Mare Island Naval Shipyard where he served as Type Desk Officer, Planning and Estimating Superintendent, Nuclear Repair Officer and Nuclear Production Manager. During this tour, he completed his Engineering Duty Dolphin qualifications. He then reported to USS Holland (AS 32) home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam, and served as Repair Officer. Rear Adm. Bryant transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in 1994 where he served as the Engineering and Planning Officer and Operations Officer. In 1998, Rear Adm. Bryant commanded the Engineering Duty Officer School in Port Hueneme, Calif. Rear Adm. Bryant assumed command of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in July 1999 where, in May 2002, he was selected for promotion to Flag. Rear Adm. Bryant transferred from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in September of 2002 and reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Deputy Director Fleet Readiness Division (N43B). In his final assignment, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Fleet Maintenance, U. S. Pacific Fleet. Rear Adm. Bryant’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), and various service awards.