LCDR Bryan W. Luallen
LCDR Bryan W. Luallen enlisted in the United States Navy in February of 1994 from his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. Upon completion of Recruit Basic Training at Orlando, Florida, he attended Basic Electronics training in Pensacola, Florida. Upon graduation of Basic Electronics training, he attended Cryptologic Technician Maintenance “A” school and Outboard II maintenance “C” school, with follow-on orders to the USS INGERSOLL (DD-990) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
During his time onboard USS INGERSOLL (DD-990), he earned the qualification of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. After the ship’s decommissioning in 1998, he transferred to Kunia Regional SIGINT Operations Center as a telecommunications maintenance technician. He was stationed there until October of 1999 and then received orders back to Pensacola, Florida, to teach at Cryptologic Technician Maintenance “A” school. As an instructor, he earned his designation as Master Training Specialist, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Regeant’s College and was accepted into Officer Candidate School (OCS). After completion of OCS, he received orders to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA), Menwith Hill Station, where he served as both an NSGA Department Head and Operations Officer of a 127 person joint/combined mission supporting Information Warfare efforts. He served there until his transfer to USS PINCKNEY (DDG-91) in June of 2005 where he served as Information Warfare Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer and Special Security Officer. He reported to U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola, as Operations Officer in July 2007 and while there, he was selected for an Individual Augmentee assignment and deployed to Iraq with II MEF (FWD). In May 2011, LCDR Luallen assumed duties as Executive Officer, U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Misawa, Japan. In addition to his assigned duties, he is currently enrolled at Troy University where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Adult Education.
His decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal (2) and various other campaign medals and ribbons.