A native of Modesto, California, raised in Australia, Philippines and Japan, Cmdr. Brian Bungay was commissioned through the NROTC program and graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004 with a bachelor of science in kinesiology and a bachelor of arts in history. He holds a master of arts in human resources management from Webster University. His sea duty assignments include tours as gunnery officer and training officer aboard USS Milius (DDG 69); auxiliaries division officer aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); combat systems officer aboard USS Taylor (FFG 50); and combat systems officer with Amphibious Squadron One (CPR 1).
Ashore, he served at Navy Recruiting Command as the legislative affairs and enlistment incentives division head; combat systems officer at Afloat Training Group San Diego; and on the Littoral Combat Ship implementation team at Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command. He also completed a one-year tour in Iraq assigned to United States Forces Iraq (USFI) – J35 future operations.
He is currently serving as executive officer, USS Jackson (LCS 6) Blue crew.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.