Lieutenant General Bryan P. Fenton assumed duties as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) on May 12, 2017. He is the 32nd Deputy Commander since USPACOM was established on Jan 1, 1947.
Born in New Orleans, LA, he grew up in Seymour, TN and was commissioned in May 1987 as a U.S. Army Officer (Infantry), from the University of Notre Dame.
His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with the 4th Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment; Special Forces Detachment Commander and Battalion S-3 in 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Battalion Commander at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; Brigade Commander; J-3 for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC); Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy at Headquarters-Department of the Army; Deputy Commanding General - (Operations) for 25th Infantry Division; G-3 for U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC); and Commander, Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC).
Lieutenant General Fenton has served in multiple geographic combatant commands and participated in Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia); Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan/Africa); Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Odyssey Dawn (Libya).
Lieutenant General Fenton’s military courses include: the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses; Special Forces and Ranger courses; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Special Forces Language training (Spanish) and service as the 2009 Army Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
His education includes: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame; a Masters degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and negotiation/leadership training at Harvard’s Business/Law Schools.
** Deputy Commander Reading List
(as of May 2017)