Bryan C. Still, CDR
Joint Military Operations
Commander Still graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 1990 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his commission at Officer Candidate School. After a temporary assignment to Space and Naval Warfare System Command, he completed nuclear power training at Orlando, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina, and the Submarine Officer Basic Course at Groton, Connecticut.
Commander Still reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit SANTA FE (SSN 763) in September 1992, where he served as Reactor Controls Assistant, Damage Control Assistant, and Communicator. During his tour, SANTA FE completed an inter-fleet transfer to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In September 1995, he reported to United States Strategic Command, where he served as an Emergency Actions Officer in the command’s Global Operations Center.
In July 1998, Commander Still left active duty and took a position in the commercial nuclear power industry. He affiliated with the Naval Reserve and served in units at Strategic Command and Submarine Development Squadron Twelve. During this time, he earned a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and received his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license. In June 2000, Commander Still was recalled to active duty to serve as a submarine department head.
After a period of retraining on USS ALEXANDRIA (SSN 757), he completed the Submarine Officer Advanced Course and reported to USS KEY WEST (SSN 722) to serve as her Combat Systems Officer. When the attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred, KEY WEST was deployed to the Indian Ocean with the USS CONSTELLATION Battle Group. Over the next three months, KEY WEST conducted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2002, he reported to USS LOUISVILLE (SSN 724) to serve as her Navigator and Operations Officer. During this tour, LOUISVILLE deployed to the Western Pacific and participated in Operating Iraqi Freedom as a member of the Red Sea Strike Group.
In November 2003, Commander Still reported to the Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He reported to USS CONNECTICUT (SSN 22) in March 2005 to serve as her Executive Officer. During his tour, CONNECTICUT completed an extended maintenance period at Electric Boat shipyard. In December 2006, he reported to the staff of the Joint Staff Director for Intelligence (J2), where he served as the Navy Projects Officer.
In February 2009, Commander Still took command of Naval Submarine Support Center New London, where he led a diverse team responsible for providing operational, logistic, personnel and administrative support to eighteen submarines and the intermediate maintenance facility. In February 2011, he returned to the Naval War College where he received his Joint Professional Military Education Phase II certification. He is currently assigned to the Joint Military Operations Department at the Naval War College as a Military Professor.
Commander Still’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards).
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