A native of Tennessee, Rear Admiral Bryant Fuller graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned in June 1985. He earned his Masters of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Post Graduate School.
At sea, Fuller served aboard USS Charles F. Adams (DDG 2) where he qualified as a Surface Warfare officer. Following initial sea duty, he was selected for re-designation as an engineering duty officer. He later served aboard USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) earning his Submarine Engineering Duty Officer Qualification.
Ashore, Fuller served as ship repair officer at Supervisor of Ship Building, Jacksonville, Florida; assistant project superintendent and project superintendent for numerous CGN, CG and SSBN projects at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard; deputy director for Shipyard Operations at Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 04); operations officer and Project Superintendent for USS Alexandria (SSN 757) DMP at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Repair Officer at Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia; maintenance and readiness officer at COMSUBFOR in Norfolk; and operations officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. From 2009 – 2013, he served as the 83rd Commander at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He is currently the Navy’s chief engineer and NAVSEA deputy commander for Ship Design, Integration and Naval Engineering (SEA 05).
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit with gold star, Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal with gold star, and Navy Achievement Medal with two gold stars.