|LCDR Brian P. Sparks
Lieutenant Commander Sparks is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. He received
his commission in the U.S. Navy via the United States Naval Academy in 2002.
While there, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.
He also holds a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle
Sparks service selected Naval Flight Officer to begin his career at VT-10
and VT-86 in Pensacola, FL. During a Reduction in Force, he was processed
out in 2004. He joined the Navy Reserve as a SELRES out of Saufley Field in
Pensacola, FL. In November 2004 he received orders to return to duty as an
Sparks' tours of duty include Second Division Deck Officer and Main
Propulsion Division Officer in USS Ponce (LPD 15); Operations Officer,
Navigator, Training Officer and NC-VBSS Boarding Officer in Patrol Coastal
Crew LIMA; Chief Engineer in USS DeWert (FFG 45); Executive Officer and
Chief Engineer in USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and Commanding Officer, Navy
Operational Support Center Lehigh Valley in Allentown, PA. His most recent
tour was as Deputy Operational Support Officer at Commander, U.S. THIRD
His personal awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy
and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards) and Navy, Marine Corps
Achievement Medal (2 awards) and various unit and campaign decorations.