USS Princeton
"Honor and Glory"
(May 4, 2019 - Present)
LCDR Brian P. Sparks
Executive Officer


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 Aeronautical University.

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 FTS SWO.

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 Fleet.

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.


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