Chief, Project Management
US Coast Guard Yard
CDR Brian Melvin is a native of Herndon, Virginia. He is a 1993 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Mathematics. In 2002 he graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a licensed Engineer in Training in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and has earned a Program Manager Level II Certification from the Department of Homeland Security.
Commander Melvin started his Coast Guard career by enlisting in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1991. After advancing to Port Securityman Third Class, he was accepted to Officer Candidate School and was promoted to Ensign in May of 1995. Upon graduation he reported on board the CGC DALLAS (WHEC 716) as an Engineer Officer in Training. In 1997 he was then assigned to the Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic. Upon graduation from the University of Rhode Island in 2002 he then reported on board the CGC POLAR SEA (WAGB 11) as the Assistant Engineer Officer. Two years later he was assigned as the Engineer Officer on board the CGC LEGARE (WMEC 912) until 2006 when he then took command of the Coastal Patrol Boat Project Resident Office Lockport, LA. In 2008 he then transferred to CG Headquarters to be the Executive Assistant for the Program Executive Officer of the Acquisition Directorate, CG-93. Two years later in 2010 he took command of the Naval Engineering Support Unit Portsmouth, VA.CDR Hendershot has served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 22 years. His previous duty assignments include: Deputy of the Surface Forces Logistics Center's Engineering Services Division, 2007-2011; Executive Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle, 2004-2007; Chief of Technical Section, Specifications Branch, Naval Engineering Division, Maintenance & Logistics Command Atlantic, 2000-2004; Engineer Officer, USCGC DILIGENCE, 1996-1998; Graduate School at The George Washington University, 1998-2000; Port Engineer, Naval Engineering Support Unit New Orleans, 1992-1996, and Damage Control Assistant, USCGC RUSH, 1990-1992.
Commander Melvin has been awarded one Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals both with the Operational Distinguishing device, and one Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.