Bryan W. Durkee

Federal Executive Fellow

Bryan Durkee is the 2020/2021 Navy Fellow assigned to CSBA as a part of the Federal Executive Fellowship program.

He is a current, active duty Navy Captain with over 27 years of service. As an EP-3 pilot, Bryan commanded Task Force SIX SEVEN (CTF-67) where he led the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces for U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet from 2014 to 2016. He commanded the “Rangers” of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) from 2010 to 2011 where he led deployed detachments in the 4th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. Throughout his career he has led and flown reconnaissance missions in support of every geographic combatant commander to include participation in Operations Allied Force, Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Nomad Shadow, Inca Gold, Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector, Atlantic Endeavor, Joint Forge, and Inherent Resolve. Other assignments include a tour on the USS Constellation (CV-64) as the Assistant Navigation Officer, a joint tour at United States Northern Command as a maritime theater security cooperation planner, and Naval Air Systems Command where he served as the Assistant Program Manager for Logistics in the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office (PMA290). He has served on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff as the N501 Branch Head for Future Fleet Design and Architecture, the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Navy Staff, and on the Office of Secretary of Defense staff as the Military Assistant to the DoD Chief Information Officer.

Bryan is a graduate of the Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare School and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He has logged over 3100 flight hours in Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft; including over 400 combat hours. Bryan is a recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (three awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards.


Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies
Naval War College, Newport R.I.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
University of Oklahoma