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Vice Admiral Brendan McLane

Vice Adm. Brendan McLane is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in History. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University and graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College with a master’s degree in National Security Affairs. He completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI and the Naval Operational Planning Course (now Maritime Advanced Warfighting School).

At sea, he served aboard USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23), USS Vicksburg (CG 69), USS Moosbrugger (DD 980), Destroyer Squadron 14, and USS Simpson (FFG 56). While in command of USS Carney (DDG 64), his ship won the Battle E & Battenberg Cup and deployed with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet. In major command, he served as Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 50; and commanded Task Force 55 and Coalition Task Force 152, U.S. 5th Fleet.

Ashore, he served on the staff of the U.S. Naval Academy, the OPNAV N3N5 Staff, and as the Chief of Staff, Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet. Overseas, he deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army’s 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, ran the Israel Desk in the J5 directorate of the U.S. European Command, and directed the U.S. 6th Fleet Maritime Operations Center.

As a flag officer, McLane led Navy Recruiting Command, Carrier Strike Group Ten, and served as the 60th Commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic. He assumed duties as Commander, Naval Surface Forces and Commander, Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet on December 21, 2023.

Last Updated: 21 December 2023


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