U.S. Pacific Command


Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

Lieutenant General Bryan P. Fenton, U.S. Army

Lieutenant General Bryan P. Fenton assumed duties as 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 with headquarters at Hawaii.

Born in New Orleans, LA, he grew up in Seymour, TN. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry in May 1987.

His previous assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with the 4th Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment; Special Forces Detachment Commander and Battalion S-3 in the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Special Operations Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center; Troop Commander, and Battalion/Brigade S-3 for the U.S. Army Office of Military Support (USAOMS) during Operations Joint Forge (Bosnia), Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq); Battalion Commander for the Special Operations Support Battalion, at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; Battalion Commander for USAOMS during Operations Enduring Freedom (AFG/Africa) and Iraqi Freedom; Brigade Commander for USAOMS during Operation Enduring Freedom (AFG/Africa) and Iraqi Freedom; the J-3 of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) during Operation Enduring Freedom (AFG/Africa); the HQDA G-3/5 -- Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy (DAMO-SS);the Deputy Commanding General – Operations for 25th Infantry Division; the Assistant Chief of Staff – G-3 for U.S. Army Pacific; and the Commander, Special Operations Command, Pacific.

Lieutenant General Fenton’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses; Special Forces and Ranger courses; the Military Freefall Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN; a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS; negotiation and leadership training at Harvard’s Business/Law Schools 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.

(as of May 2017)
Biography; PACOM J01 Lt Gen Bryan P. Fenton