Brian Patrick Coyne

Director China Maritime Studies Institute
Col., U.S. Marine Corps
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Col. Coyne is an active-duty Marine Corps infantry officer. He has served in all four Marine divisions and most recently served as a regimental commander in 2d Marine Division. He has also served at his service headquarters, with the Joint Staff and with U.S. Special Operations Command. He attended the USMC Expeditionary Warfare School, the U.S. Naval War College, and the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ground Warfare

Professional Highlights


Commanding Officer

Two years as Commanding Officer of the Tarawa Regiment.

PP&O / Joint Staff

06 interface between HQMC PP&O and the Joint Staff on behalf of the Commandant.

Combat Development Command

Ground Combat Element Force Structure focus


M.A., U.S. Naval War College

B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

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