|CDR Brian S. Amador
Commander Brian Scott Amador, United States Navy, is a native of Bay Shore, New York, in 1972.
In August 1991 he enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida for Boot Camp, then assigned to NTTC Meridian, Mississippi for YN “A” School. Upon completion of school he was sent to Naval Air Station, Cubi Point, Philippines. He served at FLTIMAGINGCEN, Philippines from February to October 1992. In November 1992 Commander Amador was assigned to FLTIMAGINGCOM PACIFIC, San Diego at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego. In June 1993, Commander Amador was accepted to the officer program Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST).
Upon completion of BOOST he entered the University of Nebraska in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) in 1994. Following graduation from University of Nebraska in 1998, Commander Amador reported to Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island for Division Officer School. Following completion of this course, he was assigned to USS SPRUANCE (DD 963), as Communications Officer and then reported to USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8), as Ordnance Officer and Anti Terrorism/Force Protection Officer. Both officer assignments were based in Mayport, Florida. He graduated from Naval Post Graduate School in December 2003 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs in Western European affairs. After completing Department Head School, he was assigned to USS OSPREY (MHC 51) as the Engineering Officer.
In April 2006 Commander Amador reported to LCSCLASRON as the first Officer in Charge of Mine Counter Measures Mission Package at NSWC Panama City, FL. His follow-on shore tours included, as Deputy, Resource and Requirements for NAVCENT, as Action Officer for N85 Expeditionary Warfare, and as the Defense Fellow on the personnel staff for Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS). Currently, CDR Amador is the Executive Officer of PCU JACKSON (LCS 6).
Commander Amador’s personal awards include the Meritorious Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with gold star), Navy Achievement Medal (with gold star) and various campaign and unit awards.