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Commander Brian P. Worden

A native of Bedford, New Hampshire, Commander Worden entered active service from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Naval ROTC program in May 2006 after graduating with a BS in Computer Science.

He was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer and reported to his first duty station aboard USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19) in Norfolk, VA.  A member of the original commissioning “Plank Owner” crew, Commander Worden served as Administrative Officer and Legal Officer, and completed a 5th Fleet Maritime Security Operations Deployment to the coast of Somalia.  While onboard he earned his Surface Warfare Officer qualification before executing a lateral transfer to the Information Professional Officer community in September 2009.

Upon successful transfer to the IP community, Commander Worden volunteered for a Global War on Terror Support Assignment (GSA) tour, forward deployed supporting an Individual Augmentation (IA) mission in Afghanistan.  He served as the Operations Communications Assistant for the HQ ISAF Joint Command CJ6 in Kabul, where he oversaw operations, monitoring, and reporting of theater communications, networks, and C4I NATO systems for 6 Regional Commands and 27 Provincial Reconstruction Teams within Afghanistan.

Returning to the United States, Commander Worden accepted orders to the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a MS in Information Technology Management and completed Phase I of JPME in October 2012.

Having completed NPS, Commander Worden took orders to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) Missile Warning Center (MWC) in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  While assigned to the MWC, he served as a Crew Commander, managing a 5-person joint crew responsible for monitoring national space and land-based strategic sensors and providing timely, accurate, and unambiguous warning in support of national and geographic Combatant Commander objectives.  He also served as the C2/Mission Systems Officer for the MWC J6, responsible for updating and maintaining the Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITW/AA) system.

After completing a full Joint Tour at the MWC in December 2015, Commander Worden reported to Navy Information Operations Command Maryland in Fort Meade, MD, where he served as a department head and Team Lead for United States Cyber Command’s 02 National Mission Team, leading a team of 64 Sailors innovating cyber operations to defend the nation, and became a Plank Owner again by helping to stand up Cyber Strike Activity 63 (CSA-63).

Commander Worden most recently served as the N63 Lead at Fleet Cyber Command/U. S. TENTH Fleet, responsible for operational requirements and readiness of communications, networks, and information systems operated by C10F in order to deliver Assured C2 to the Navy.  In April 2022 he reported to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor for the Center for Cyber Security Studies.

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