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Captain Brad Stallings

Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan 

Capt. Stallings is a native of Attica, Ohio.  He is a 1995 graduate of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida with a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Management.  He also holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and completed the Total Ship’s System Engineering (TSSE) program from the U.S. Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  Additionally, he holds a Master's in Military Studies from the Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia and is a   graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.

At sea, Capt. Stallings' tours included: Commodore and Deputy Commander of Patrol Coastal Squadron One in Manama, Bahrain, Commanding Officer of USS ELROD (FFG 55), Commanding Officer of USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59), Executive Officer onboard USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95), Commanding Officer of Patrol Coastal Crew INDIA onboard USS TYPHOON (PC 5), Pre-commissioning Engineer Officer onboard USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), Ordnance Officer onboard USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), Damage Control Assistant and Electrical Officer on USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) and USS VREELAND (FF 1068) where he served as Sonar Technician.   

Ashore, he served at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) in Dahlgren, Virginia as Division Head for 12 military officers and 60 civilian scientists and engineers who produced precision targeting products for all Combatant Commands. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Special Operational Forces during Operation Enduring Freedom.  He also served as Targeting Liaison Officer to United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea, and recently completed a successful tour as the Commanding Officer of Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan in July

He assumed his current duties as Deputy Commander or Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Forces Japan/Navy Region Japan in December 2020.

Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), the Joint Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards) and various other unit, campaign and service awards.  He is the recipient of the Navy League Award and the City of Newport, Rhode Island, Admiral Arleigh Burke and Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley leadership awards.  


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