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Captain Brian D. Heberley

Commanding Officer Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion & Repair, Groton

Capt. Brian Heberley is a native of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Webb Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2001 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.

Upon completion of nuclear power and submarine training, Heberley served on USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) as damage control assistant and assistant engineer where he earned submarine warfare and nuclear engineer qualifications. Following that tour, he served as an operational test director for expeditionary warfare systems at the Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR).

Heberley laterally transferred into the Engineering Duty Officer community and began studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received a Naval Engineer degree, and Master of Science and PhD in Mechanical Engineering conducting research focused on alternative propulsion configurations for submarines, and the development of hybrid journal bearings for use in naval ships.

He then served at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion & Repair (SUPSHIP) in Newport News, Virginia, as assistant project officer for new submarine construction and then as a construction manager in the Virginia-class program office.  In those jobs, he supported the construction and delivery of all Block III Virginia-class submarines.

He subsequently served as the director for new acquisitions in the Advanced Undersea Systems program office, where he led the early stage concept development and preliminary design of an advanced capability Virginia-class submarine variant. He is currently serving as the director for boats and craft, new construction submarine trials, and submarine inspector at the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).

He is currently serving as the commanding officer at SUPSHIP Groton.

Prior to joining the Navy, he worked in various trade and engineering positions in the marine industry including Garlington-Landeweer, LP Marine Services, Alabama Shipyard, Stewart Marine Design, and Mobil Oil Corporation. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Virginia.


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