Commander Chadwick B. Bryant
Commander Chad Bryant hails from Turbeville, South Carolina. He received his commission as an Ensign in 1993 through the NROTC Program at the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Following Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island, Commander Bryant’s first Division Officer sea tour included assignments as Damage Control Assistant and Ordnance Officer in USS DE WERT (FFG 45), stationed in Charleston, SC and Mayport, Florida. His second sea tour was as Damage Control Assistant and Navigator in the forward-deployed USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
Commander Bryant’s Department Head tours were in USS DE WERT (FFG 45) as Combat Systems Officer and Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO, Norfolk, Virginia, as Combat Systems Officer/N6. During the DESRON tour, he was embarked in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in direct support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and the Global War on Terrorism. Commander Bryant’s Executive Officer tour was in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), where he deployed in support of both USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) Strike Groups during an Arabian Gulf deployment.
Ashore, Commander Bryant served as an instructor at Jacksonville University NROTC Unit, during which he earned his Master of Business Administration degree. He was later assigned as Department Head Assignment Officer and Career Manager at the Navy Personnel Command (PERS 41) in Millington, Tennessee. Commander Bryant recently received a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies (with Highest Distinction) from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
He recently completed a command ashore tour as Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston (NCBC), located in Charleston, SC. His current assignment is as Executive Officer, NROTC Unit, The Citadel.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (8), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and unit awards.
Commander Bryant resides with his wife and sons in Mt. Pleasant, SC.