USS OAK HILL


Commander Bryan Carmichael
Commanding Officer

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  CDR Carmichael enlisted in the Navy in July 1985. He served on USS TARAWA (LHA 1), USS HORNE (CG 30) and as an instructor at EM C-7 school at Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, IL, reaching the rank of EMC (SW). He was selected to the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1995 and earned a BA in ECONOMICS from University of Illinois-Chicago and was comissioned in May 1997.
 
For sea duty, his first division officer assignment was in USS PENSACOLA (LSD 38) as the Auxiliary/Electrical Officer. Following selection for Department Head via the Early Roller program and was assigned to USS HAWES (FFG 53) and then USS ANZIO (CG 68) as Cheif Engineer.
 
For shore duty, he was assigned to TACTICAL TRAINING GROUP ATLANTIC as the STRIKE OFFICER, COMMANDER US NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND/COMMANDER FIFTH FLEET as the Joint Fires Officer and NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE DEVELOPMENT GROUP as the TACTICAL D&E SQUADRON ONE Operations Officer. He was also assigned to Joint Task Forces as a Fire Officer and an OIC of an Auxiliary Afloat  Forward Staging Base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
He earned an MA in ECONOMICS from Old Dominion University and has completed his JPME PH I. He is authorized to wear the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious  Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal (4 awards) and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is married to Theresa Carmichael and has three young ladies Brittany, Sydney, and Courtney.