Capt. Brian Shipman

Mission commander

Captain Brian Shipman is a native of Dallas City, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and was commissioned through the naval ROTC program in 1989.

Sea duty assignments for Captain Shipman include his initial assignment in USS Nimitz (CVN 68) where he served as radio division officer, first division officer and electrical division officer. In 1993 he reported to USS Chosin (CG 65) as strike officer. Upon completion of department head school, he was assigned to USS Milius (DDG 69) where he served as weapons officer and combat systems officer, and then to U.S. 3rd Fleet in the J7 training and readiness directorate. From 2002–2004, Captain Shipman served as executive officer in USS Howard (DDG 83) and he commanded USS Decatur (DDG 73) from 2007–2009. He reported to Destroyer Squadron 21 in May 2012.

Ashore, Captain Shipman attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, earning a master’s degree in operations analysis in 1997. He reported to Naval Personnel Command in 2004, serving as Pacific Fleet cruiser/destroyer placement officer and then as placement branch head. In June 2009 he reported to Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense in Dahlgren, Virginia, initially assigned as director, joint maritime operations and integration and then as chief of staff.

Captain Shipman’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (third award), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (fourth award), the Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign ribbons.

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Capt. Rodney Moore

Phase commander (Indonesia/Timor-Leste)

Captain Moore is a native of Shelbyville, Indiana. He was accessed through the Civil Engineer Corps Collegiate Program while attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. He was commissioned in October 1989 from officer candidate school in Newport, Rhode Island. He earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He graduated in 2004 from the Army’s Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also completed the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 2012.

His previous assignments include company officer/detail officer in charge, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1, Gulfport, Mississippi with deployments to Sicily, Spain and Diego Garcia; officer in charge, Naval Construction Battalion Unit 417, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington; public works shops engineer, Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; resident officer in charge of construction, Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas; technical training officer, 31st Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, California; public works officer, Naval Station Ingleside, Texas; and Seabee policy and doctrine branch head, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington DC.

From 2006 to 2008, he served as chief staff officer, 30th Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, California, including a deployment in support of Multi-National Force-West during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then completed an assignment as public works officer, Public Works Department-Maine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, he completed a 12-month individual augmentation deployment in support of Operation New Dawn serving as chief, theater construction fusion cell for U.S. Forces-Iraq J7 in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was responsible for the management and closeout of the multi-billion dollar Iraqi Security Force reconstruction effort. He now serves concurrently as commander, 30th Naval Construction Regiment and as deputy commander, Naval Construction Group 1.

Captain Moore is a Seabee combat warfare and fleet marine force officer. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps. He served as president of the Piscataqua Post of the Society of American Military Engineers and is also the recipient of the Army Engineer Association’s Bronze Order of the deFleury Medal. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards). He has also been awarded various campaign, unit and expeditionary decorations.

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