CDR Brian Dudley, Commanding Officer
Commander Dudley, born and raised in Texas, graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY in 1995. His first assignment began as a marine inspector and plan review officer at Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay. Upon completion of three years of active duty, he joined the Selected Reserve where he was activated for two years, in response to the attacks on 9-11. He assisted in the development and execution of the Sea Marshal law enforcement vessel boarding program in the San Francisco Bay Area. His next tour was a two-year stint at the Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center in Alameda, CA where he was assigned to the Fusion Watch Team. This tour was followed by assignment to Port Security Unit 312 in 2007 as the Operations Officer. CDR Dudley deployed to Kuwait in 2010 as the Operations Officer for Commander Task Group 56.5, a joint command formed with Navy Maritime Expeditionary Squadron Two. Upon demobilization, Commander Dudley was selected as the unitís Executive Officer, a position he has held since 2011.
In 1999, Commander Dudley earned a Master of Business Degree in Finance from California State University, Hayward. His corporate experience includes a variety of roles in finance & real estate at Barclays, Cisco Systems, Starbucks and currently Stryker, where he is a Sr. Finance Manager, providing finance and real estate support for the Western U.S.
His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (two awards), the Port Security Unit insignia and numerous other service and unit awards. He resides in Austin, TX with his wife Jessica and two young children, Alice and James.