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Rear Admiral Brian H. Bennett

Rear Adm. Brian Bennett is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. He graduated the United States Naval Academy in 1996 and holds a Masters in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He began his career as a SEAL after completing Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training Class 210 in 1997.

His operational assignments include duty as a Platoon Commander with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE and SEAL Team EIGHT. At the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he served in Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadrons ONE and THREE as a Troop Commander, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer before serving as the Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron ONE Commanding Officer. Following command, he continued to serve in Naval Special Warfare Development Group as the Director of Operations and Deputy Commander. He completed his major command tour as Commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group THREE.

His staff duty includes service at the Joint Special Operations Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force – National Capitol Region where he deployed twice as the Director of a Joint Interagency Task Force – Counter Terrorism supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Most recently, he served as the Executive Officer to the Commander of USSOCOM. He currently serves as the Assistant Commander at the Joint Special Operations Command.

Last Updated: 23 August 2023


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