Cmdr. Brandon Jenkins graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2003. He holds an MBA from University of Florida, and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He served in HSL-48, HSM-40, and HSM-46, with deployments aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts, USS Leyte Gulf, USS Nimitz, and USS Farragut. Previously the Commanding Officer of HSM-46, he also served as an action officer at USSOCOM J-7. Cmdr. Jenkins's honors include Defense Meritorious Service and Meritorious Service Medals. He is currently serving as a military professor in the College of Leadership and Ethics.