Commander Brian A. Jamison
CDR Jamison grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and enlisted in the Navy in 1995. He earned Naval Aircrewman wings in 1997 as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (AW) and was assigned to the “Red Griffins” of VS-38. He completed a WESTPAC deployment aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) and earned Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist wings before being selected for the BOOST commissioning program in 1999. CDR Jamison was commissioned through the ROTC program at the University of Washington and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2001. He began flight training in February 2002 and earned his Naval Aviator wings in August 2003. He then reported to the HS-10 “Warhawks” for initial fleet training in the SH-60F and HH-60H.
Following completion of his initial training, CDR Jamison was assigned to the HS-6 “Indians” in 2004. During his tour with HS-6 he deployed aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2007 he transferred to Expeditionary Sea Combat Unit ONE (ESCU-1) and deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (Philippines). He then transferred to shore duty as a flight instructor with HS-10. During his shore tour he attended the University of San Diego and earned a Master of Arts in International Relations.
CDR Jamison left HS-10 in 2010 and reported to the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (1st ANGLICO) for duty as a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer (NGLO) and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC). In 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as a liaison team Air Officer and Firepower Control Team leader and earned the Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer (FMFQO) warfare designation.
In 2012 CDR Jamison reported to the HS-11 “Dragonslayers” as a Department Head. While assigned to the “Dragonslayers” he completed a deployment aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) and led the Safety, Operations, and Maintenance departments before completing his tour in 2014.
Following his department head tour, CDR Jamison attended the Naval War College and earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2015. After graduation he reported to the Joint Staff for duty as an Action Officer in the J-8 Directorate. While on the Joint Staff he planned and executed strategic level exercises and led the production of the Joint Military Net Assessment. He was selected for squadron command in March 2016 and reported to the HSC-8 “Eightballers” as Executive Officer in August 2018.
CDR Jamison has accumulated over 2700 hours in 6 aircraft. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Single Mission/Individual Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards), various campaign, unit and service awards and most proudly the Navy Good Conduct Medal.