Brian Holmes was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, and was raised in San
Diego, California. After receiving his commission through Officer Candidate
School he reported to NAS Pensacola for flight training earning his Wings in
May of 2000. CDR Holmes then reported to HSL-41 “Seahawks” for initial fleet
training as a SH-60B pilot.
Holmes sea tours include: HSL-45 “Wolfpack” where he served as Schedules
Officer, Detachment Three Maintenance Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer;
Expeditionary Strike Group Three/Commander Task Force 51/58/59/151/158, where
he served as Aide to the Commander; and HSM-71 “Raptors” where he served as
Safety Officer and Maintenance Officer.
Holmes shore tours include: HSM-41 “Seahawks” where he served as Aircrew
Division Officer and CNAP NATOPS evaluator; HSM Weapons School Pacific where he
served as Administrative Officer; and Navy Personnel Command where he served as
HSM/CNAP/CNAL placement officer.
multiple time Ironman, CDR Holmes holds a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific
a Master of Science from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Arts from
the United States Naval War College.
Holmes has accumulated over 1,900 flight hours and has been awarded the Navy
and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps
Achievement Medal, and various unit commendations, service and campaign awards.