Captain BRIAN J. DIEBOLD
DESTROYER SQUADRON FOUR ZERO
Captain Brian J. Diebold is a native of Brownsburg, Indiana and graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his commission in 1995 via the Enlisted Commissioning Program.
Captain Diebold reported to his first sea tour in 1996 onboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in Yokosuka, Japan where he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Navigator. In 1997, he reported to the USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and completed an engineering tour as the Main Propulsion Assistant. Captain Diebold’s first department tour was in USS Halyburton (FFG 40) where he served as the Combat Systems Officer. In 2005, Captain Diebold assumed Command of USS Hurricane (PC 3) in San Diego, CA and in April of 2006 assumed Command of USS Sirocco (PC 6) deployed to the 5th fleet area of responsibility where he conducted operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Diebold reported as Executive Officer of USS Oscar Austin in February 2011, and assumed command of OSCAR AUSTIN in October 2012 where he deployed to the 5th Fleet areas of responsibility and later deployed to the 6th Fleet area for Baltic Operations 2014 (BALTOPS). Captain Diebold reported to Destroyer Squadron FOUR ZERO in October 2017.
Captain Diebold’s reported for his first shore tour to the Naval Post Graduate School where he earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Information Technology Management in 2003. Captain Diebold completed two Joint tours at U.S. Central Command in 2007 and 2014. In 2007, he served as an action officer in the Maritime Branch, Current Operations Division and later served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Current Operations. In 2017, Captain Diebold served as the U.S. Central Command Theater Air and Missile Defense Branch Chief and fleeted up and served as the Deputy, Command and Control Division. His personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medals; Meritorious Service Medals; U.S. Navy Commendation and U.S. Navy Achievement Medals as well as various campaign and unit awards.