Fleet Logistics Support Squadron
NAS North Island
Commander Chris Brenner is from Las Vegas, Nevada. He was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in May 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Quantitative Economics from the Naval Academy.
CDR Brenner began Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL in July 2000. In May 2002 he successfully completed initial carrier qualification landings in the T-2 Buckeye and was designated a Naval Aviator in Meridian, MS. After getting “winged,” he was attached to the E2/C2 Fleet Readiness Squadron (VAW-120) in Norfolk, VA from Jun’02-Dec’03. After successfully carrier qualifying in the C-2 Greyhound, CDR Brenner served in Atsugi, Japan from 2004-2007 with VRC-30 Detachment Five, attached to the Navy’s only Forward Deployed Naval Force, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) Five.
Following his tour in Japan, CDR Brenner returned to VAW-120 from 2007-2009 as a Flight Instructor. After carrier qualifying in the E-2C Hawkeye, he was selected as a Carrier Air Wing Landing Signals Officer at CVW-14 in Lemoore, CA. Following a deployment to 5th Fleet aboard USS Ronal Reagan Strike Group and CVW-14 in support of the Afghanistan Campaign, CDR Brenner successfully qualified in the F/A-18 Super Hornet at VFA-122.
From 2011-2013, CDR Brenner served as an Aviation Department Head at VRC-30 in Coronado, CA and served as the Maintenance Office, Operations Officer and Detachment Officer in Charge (OIC). As the OIC of DET 2, he was attached to CVW-2 and Carrier Strike Group 9 for their OEF deployment from Dec’11-Aug’12.
From 2013-2014 he was a student in the senior level class at the Naval War College in Newport, RI and earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Prior to reporting to VAW-120 for his XO/CO training track he served as an Action Officer in the Joint Strategic Planning Directorate of J-5 on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.
Personal awards and achievements include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, an Air Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), a Joint Service Achievement Medal, the 2006 Greyhound Pilot of the Year, and the 2010 AIRPAC LSO of the Year.