|CAPT Brad L. Arthur
Captain Arthur was born in Lemoore, California and graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science - National Security Strategy and International Affairs. Captain Arthur received his commission through the Navy Officer Candidate Program in 1995 and received his Wings in August 1997. He is qualified in the SH-60F, HH-60H, and MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter.
He served as the commanding officer of the “Tridents” of HSC-9 from October 2012 to January 2014 assigned to CVW-8 aboard USS GEORGE H W BUSH. His other sea tours include Line Division, Assistant Operations, and Quality Assurance Officer with the “RED LIONS” of HS-15 assigned to CVW-17 aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER and GOEORGE WASHINGTON; Assistant Navigator USS RONALD REAGAN CVN-76; Department Head Maintenance Officer with the “NIGHTDIPPERS” of HS-5 assigned to CVW-7 onboard USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN-69.
Ashore, Captain Arthur attended the Helicopter Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Fallon, Nevada and reported to Commander Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing – Atlantic (Weapons and Tactics Unit) as a Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor. His second shore tour was an assignment to the Joint Staff (J-3) at the Pentagon. Specifically, he was the Assistant Deputy Director for Operations and Global Strike Advisor, Operations Team Three (OT-3) at the National Military Command Center. After relinquishing command of HSC-9, he served as the Helicopter Commander Detailer in PERS 43 at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN. Prior to his current assignment, CAPT Arthur was assigned as the OIC, Navy National Reconnaissance Office Coordination Group - Sea Operations Detachment.
Captain Arthur is a Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) and earned his Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
Commander Arthur’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2); the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3); Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2); the 2012 and 2013 CNAF Navy and Marine Corps Association Commander peer leadership award.