Executive Officer (September 2009 - June 2011 
Commander Brian E. DeLaney
Executive Officer (September 2009 - June 2011)

CDR DeLaney resides from Monument, Colorado and graduated from Lewis Palmer High School. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marine Transportation and a Coast Guard Third Mates Unlimited Tonnage License.

Commander DeLaney reported onboard USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) in March 1996 serving as Propulsion Division Officer and later First Division Officer. While onboard the ship participated in RIMPAC ’96, deployed to the Arabian Gulf, and received the Battle E. His second Division Officer tour was onboard USNS TIPPECANOE (TAO-199) as the Military Detachment Officer-in-Charge. The entire tour was spent forward deployed in Seventh Fleet and six months of it in the Arabian Gulf. During his tour, the ship conducted well over 300 Underway Replenishments and supported OPERATION DESERT FOX.

Commander DeLaney’s first Department Head tour was as Combat System Officer onboard USS ELLIOT (DD-967) which earned the Battle E, NATO Sea Sparrow Clean Sweep Award, and the James P. Chezek Gunnery Award prior to her decommissioning. He then reported onboard USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) again, this time as Operations Officer. CLEVELAND completed an extensive 10 month Service Life Extension yard period and aggressive training cycle prior to deployment.

Commander DeLaney’s shore duty has included the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a Masters Degree in Transportation Management, and as Current Operations Officer at Commander, Naval Surface Forces in San Diego, CA. While at SURFOR, he was responsible for writing the Pacific Fleet Deployment Plan out seven years in advance.

After SURFOR, CDR DeLaney volunteered for a tour in Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. He spent one year on the Multi-National Forces-Iraq staff as the Oil Operations Officer, responsible to General Patreaus for all oil related issues throughout Iraq.

 NEWS

YELLOW SEA - (l to r) Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, Cmdr. Marvin E. Thompson, Cmdr. Antonio Hull and Lt. John Connolly
Fire Controlman 1st Class John Morrison paints a railing during a community service project
Sailors Cheer During Damage Control Olympics Firefighting Ensemble Relay
The mine countermeasures ships USS Devastator (MCM 6) and USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock
USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) departs Sasebo Harbor for an annual patrol in the western Pacific Ocean
Sailors direct a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as it lands on the flight deck of USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)
Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) in combat rubber reconnaissance craft approach the stern gate
Operations Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Maloney applies a banding patch to a simulated ruptured pipe during a general quarters.
Service members run for safety after hooking a pole pendant to an SA-330j Puma helicopter during a vertical replenishment.
USS Harpers’s Ferry (LSD 49) during "Bring Your Kid to Work Day
USS Germantown (LSD 42) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

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