Rear Adm. Brendan McLane
Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic
09 February 2023
Rear Adm. Brendan McLane is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in History. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University and graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College with a master’s degree in National Security Affairs. He completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI and the Naval Operational Planning Course (now Maritime Advanced Warfighting School).
At sea, he served aboard USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23), USS Vicksburg (CG 69), USS Moosbrugger (DD 980), Destroyer Squadron 14, and USS Simpson (FFG 56). While in command of USS Carney (DDG 64), his ship won the Battle E & Battenberg Cup and deployed with the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to U.S. 5th Fleet. In major command, he served as commodore of Destroyer Squadron 50; and commanded Task Force 55 and Coalition Task Force 152, U.S. 5th Fleet.
Ashore, he served on the staff of the U.S. Naval Academy, the OPNAV N3N5 Staff, and as the chief of staff, Naval Surface Force Pacific. Overseas, he deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army’s 354th Civil Affairs Brigade, and ran the Israel Desk in the J5 of the U.S. European Command, and directed the U.S. 6th Fleet Maritime Operations Center.
As a flag officer, he led Navy Recruiting Command and Carrier Strike Group Ten. McLane serves as the 60th commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic.