Chief Of Staff (June 9, 2017 - Present)
Captain Brendan R. McLane
Chief of Staff

Captain Brendan McLane is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Sixth Fleet Maritime Operations Center and the NAVEUR/NAVAF Deputy N3.

CAPT McLane served aboard USS LEWIS B. PULLER (FFG 23), USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD 980), COMDESRON 14, and USS SIMPSON (FFG 56).

From 2008-2010, he commanded USS CARNEY (DDG 64), won the Battle E and Battenberg Cup and deployed with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to Fifth Fleet.

He returned to Fifth Fleet from 2013 to 2015 as the Deputy and then Commodore of Destroyer Squadron Fifty and led Task Force 55 and Coalition Task Force 152.

In 2005-2008, he served on the OPNAV Staff in the N3N5 Department, where he was the lead planner for Global Maritime Partnerships and coordinator of the War Fighter Talks Series.

In 2006, he deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army’s 354th Civil Affairs Brigade as Lead Operations Planner. In 2010-2012, he ran the Israel Desk in the J5-Europe Division of the U.S. European Command.

He graduated with highest distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff. He holds a Bachelor Degree in History and Masters Degrees in National Security Affairs and Public Administration. He completed MIT’s Seminar XXI and the Naval Operational Planning Course (now Maritime Advanced Warfighting School).
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