Capt. Brian Weiss was born in Titusville, Florida and was commissioned through Penn State NROTC in 1995. He reported to Pensacola, Florida completing initial flight training at VT-4 in the T-34C and then intermediate and advanced flight training in San Antonio, Texas at the 562 FTS in the T-43.
His first operational tour was with VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and then Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii from 1997 through 2001. He completed deployments to Diego Garcia and Japan.
Weiss reported to VP-30 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida for instructor duty in July 2001. He also served as the maintenance administration, naval flight officer schedules, Fleet Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Division and Fleet Standardization Group officer.
In 2004, Weiss reported to USS Harry S. Truman in Norfolk, Virginia as a catapult and arresting gear officer. He served as V-O and V-3 Division officer, completing surge operations and combat cruises in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
Upon completion of his disassociated sea tour, Weiss reported to VP-9 as a department head in 2006 serving as the tactics and warfare development officer. The squadron deployed to 5th and 7th Fleet in support of OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2008, Weiss attended the Navy War College in Newport, Rhode Island completing Joint Professional Military Education and earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
In August 2009, Weiss reported to U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida serving in the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J-8).
Weiss returned to VP-9 in May 2012 leading the squadron through an inter-deployment readiness cycle and split-site deployment spanning 5th and 6th Fleet. During his tenure, VP-9 was recognized with the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy, Jay Arnold Isbell Trophy for anti-submarine warfare/anti-surface warfare excellence, and the 2014 Battle “E” and Golden Wrench Award. Additionally, Weiss was selected for the 2013 Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Two Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award and as a 2014 Chief of Naval Operations finalist for the Vice Adm. James Stockdale Leadership award.
From June 2014 to June 2017, Weiss served at Commander Task Force 72 in Atsugi, Japan as the N5 Operational Plans, N7 Japanese Engagement, and N8 Requirements Officer.
In April 2018, Weiss reported to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as executive officer, and in October 2019, Weiss became the installation’s 49th commanding officer.
Weiss has logged 3,100 flight hours in the P-3C. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), as well as various unit and service awards.