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Cmdr. Brittany N. Lynn

Executive Officer, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)

02 February 2024

Official studio photo of Cmdr. Brittany N. Lynn, Executive Officer, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)
Official studio photo of Cmdr. Brittany N. Lynn, Executive Officer, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)
Official studio photo of Cmdr. Brittany N. Lynn, Executive Officer, USS Carter Hall (LSD 50)
Photo By: U.S. Navy photo
VIRIN: 240202-N-AA123-1001

Commander Lynn was born in Reidsville, North Carolina.  She enlisted the Navy in August 1999 as a Cryptologic Technician Maintenance.  Her tours included Naval Security Group Activity Fort Meade, Naval Security Detachment, Diego Garcia and Naval Security Group Activity Pensacola.  In 2004, she was selected for the Seaman to Admiral-21 program and attended Officer training in Newport, Rhode Island.  In December 2007, CDR Lynn completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Security and Intelligence.  Following graduation and her commission as an Ensign in the US Navy, she was assigned to her first duty station, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) based out of Pearl Harbor, HI.  CDR Lynn served as LAKE ERIE’s Communications Officer and Main Propulsion Officer where she conducted an independent deployment to 7th Fleet.

CDR Lynn’s next assignment was as Navigator in USS Denver (LPD 9) based out of Sasebo, Japan from 2010-2012. During her tour of duty CDR Lynn saw the DENVER through multiple joint and combined training exercises over the course of several 7th Fleet patrols.

CDR Lynn’s shore assignments include Action Officer in CTF Shore Battle Space in Bahrain, Operations briefer for Commander, Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI, and Force Navigator for Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. She also earned her Master’s of Science in Intelligence Management during off-duty hours.

For her first department head tour, CDR Lynn returned to Sasebo, Japan where she served as First Lieutenant in USS Germantown (LSD 42).  She managed numerous flight deck and well deck evolutions, small boat and crane operations during AIT, CERTEX, PHIBLEX, and VALIANT SHIELD exercises.  For her second department head tour, CDR Lynn served as Operations Officer in USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) for an extended dry dock period in Norfolk, Virginia.

Shortly after screening for Early Command, CDR Lynn served 27 months as Commanding Officer, USS Sirocco (PC 6) forward deployed in Manama, Bahrain.  She led SIROCCO through an extended Dry Docked Phased Maintenance Availability, Basic Phase to include 12 warfare area certifications, TYCOM READ E-6 and READ E-7, six Strait of Hormuz transits, and served as Surface Action Group Commander for four Gulf of Oman counter-narcotics operations.

Her current assignment is Executive Officer in USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) homeported in Little Creek, Virginia.

CDR Lynn’s qualifications include Tactical Action Officer, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Surface Warfare Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, Navigator, Debarkation Control Officer, and EKMS Manager.  Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and two Good Conduct Medals.


 
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