Captain Brian K. Sorenson
Captain Brian Sorenson is a native of Columbia Falls, Montana. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
At sea, he first served as the Main Propulsion Assistant and then Navigator, Administrative Officer, and Deck Department Head aboard USS SHILOH (CG 67). Captain Sorenson then served as Engineer Officer aboard USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) and USS MONTEREY (CG 61). He next served as the Surface Strike and Maritime Interception Officer in GEORGE WASHINGTON BATTLE GROUP and was the Executive Officer aboard USS BULKLEY (DDG 84). He commanded USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) and most recently served as the Deputy Commodore for Destroyer Squadron Twenty Six in Norfolk, Virginia.
Ashore, Captain Sorenson graduated with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science degree in Financial Management and the Conrad Chair in Financial Management from the Comptroller of the Navy. He served as section head for Resource Documents and Fleet Concepts of Operations within the N8 Directorate for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He served as the Surface Warfare Division Special Projects Officer at Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force. His last shore assignment was as the Commodore of Afloat Training Group, Atlantic.
A Joint Qualified Officer, Captain Sorenson graduated from the National War College where he earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and focused his studies on Southwest Asia and Vietnam. He served within the Joint Capability Division of the Joint Staff's Force Structure, Resources and Assessments Directorate, J-8 and was the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Requirements, J-8.