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USS TEXAS QCGN 395
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. M. Brennan, CAPT, U
Captain Neil M. Brennan is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the
United States Naval Academy in 1966 with a degree in Naval Science.
After completing nuclear power training, Captain Brennan served on board USS BAIN-
BRIDGE CDLGN-255 from 1968 to 1970 as Auxiliaries Officer and later as Damage Control
Assistant. After completing the Department Head Course at the Naval Destroyer School,
he served on USS RICH QDD-8201 as Weapons Officer in 1971 and 1972. In August 1972,
he reported for duty at the Naval Academy as the Fourth Company Officer. He returned to
sea duty in October of 1975 as Electrical Officer on USS LONG BEACH QCGN-95.
Captain Brennan served on the Staff, Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet,
from january 1978 to 1979 as a member of the Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team
and as Maintenance Manager for the USS ENTERPRISE QCVN-651.
Captain Brennan served as Executive Officer on board USS CALIFORNIA QCGN-365
from November 1979 to May 1982. He then reported for duty at the Naval Military Person-
nel Command as Head, Surface Nuclear Power Officer Branch and Surface Nuclear Power
Program Manager until February 1985.
Captain Brennan commanded USS BARNEY QDDG-65 from May 1985 to june 1987. He
then served as Commanding Officer, Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet until October 1989. He was most recently assigned to the Staff, Com-
mander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower
and Personnel until October 1990.
Captain Brennan's personal awards include Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation
Medal, and gold star in lieu of a second Meritorious Service Medal.
Captain Brennan is married to the former jane Young from Thomasville, North Caroli-
na. They have four children: Neil, Kara,jason, and Stacey.
une 1991 to Present
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. K. Gautier, CAPT, U
Captain William K. Gautier graduated from the United States Naval Academy in june,
1967 and then reported as the Weapons Officer on USS CROCKETT QPG-881 for its initial
deployment to Vietnam. His next assignment was the USS HOEL QDDG-133 as First Lieu-
tenant and ASW Officer.
In 1970, Captain Gautier entered the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, Cali-
fornia, where he received a Master of Science degree in Operations Research. He then com-
pleted Nuclear Power School before joining the USS TRUXTON QCGN-355 in 1973 for a
tour as Main Propulsion Assistant.
Captain Gautier reported to the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in 1976. At
the conclusion of this course, he was awarded the Admiral Arleigh Burke Award for leader-
lijollowing Department Head School, he was assigned as Commissioning Engineering
Officer of USS MISSISSIPPI QCGN-401 in Newport News, Virginia. He returned to Wash-
ington D.C. in 1980 and was assigned as Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Naval Reactors,
Department of Energy.
Captain Gautier was subsequently assigned as Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Naval
Reactors, Department of Energy.
Captain Gautier was subsequently assigned as Commanding Officer of USS ARTHUR W.
RADFORD QDD-9681 in Norfolk, Virginia. He returned to Washington D.C. in 1986 to serve
as the Surface Nuclear Power Placement Officer and Program Manager in the Naval Mili-
tary personnel Command.
Captain Gautier then served as Commanding Officer of USS TEXAS QCGN-395 from
August 1988 tojune 1991.
Captain Gautier has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal CGo1d Star in lieu of
Third Awardj, the Navy Commendation Medal CGold Star in lieu of Second Awardj and the
Navy Achievement Medal with Combat HV."
Captain Gautier is married to the former Margaret QMaggiej Milstead from Southern Cal-
fornia. They have one child,jake.
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