Captain Brian Teets, a native of Urbana, Ohio received his commission in March of 1990 through the Navy ROTC program at The Ohio State University where he earned a BSBA in Production and Operations Management.
Captain Teets’ first tour was with the “Swampfoxes” of HSL-44 at NAS Mayport, Florida, flying the SH-60B helicopter. Serving three years with HSL-44, Captain Teets deployed to the Arabian Gulf embarked in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) and in USS VICKSBURG (CG-69) as part of the SARATOGA Battle Group.
His first shore tour in 1995 was as Aide to the Commander, Naval Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois, and then to the Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola, Florida, dual-hatted as the Director of Navy Training, CNO (N7).
Captain Teets reported aboard the Norfolk, Virginia based USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in 1997 as the Operations Administration Officer where he qualified as Officer of the Deck. The ENTERPRISE Battle Group deployed in 1998 to the Arabian Gulf taking part in Operation DESERT FOX.
In 2000 he was detailed to the HSL-45 “Wolfpack” stationed at NAS North Island, California. Embarked in USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61) he deployed with the CARL VINSON Battle Group in 2001 for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Completing his tour as squadron Operations Officer, he detached in 2002 and reported to the Officer Plans and Promotions office on the staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel/Chief of Naval Operations (N1).
Captain Teets next reported to the National War College for the 2005/2006 academic year graduating with a MS in National Security Strategy. He also earned a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2006.
He reported as Executive Officer of the HSL-37 "Easyriders" aboard MCBH at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in February of 2007 and assumed command in May 2008. Detaching in August 2009, he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5).
CAPT Teets reported to USS WASP (LHD 1) in December 2011 as the Executive Officer.