CDR Brian Rinaldi

CDR Brian Rinaldi

Dates of Service: Nov 1976 - Jul 2011
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  • PO3
  • PO2
  • PO1 Apr 83
  • ENS Jun 83
  • LTJG
  • LT
  • LCDR
  • CDR Jul 09
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Jun 1983

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Program and Project Manager with extensive experience in planning, budgeting, international logistics, maintenance program management, training program development and executing Foreign Security Cooperation including Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs and in the management and oversight of defense reform activities.

Military Experiences

Oct 2007 - Jun 2011
Director, Navy/Marine Corps Programs
Responsible for all USG security assistance programs with the Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps. Direct supervisor of three host nation support staff. Unparalleled experience and professionalism directly responsible for improved international cooperation between the U.S. and Thailand. - Expertly Managed a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case load of over 40 cases valued in excess of $500,000,000. - Dramatically improved the Security Assistance program with the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) and Marine Corps. This included promoting greater access, advice and assistance in new procurement strategies and operator / maintenance training for new and existing U.S. origin equipment.
Feb 2002 - Sep 2007
Chief, Security Assistance Officer and PDR Program Manager
Responsible for all USG security assistance programs in the Republic of the Philippines. Direct supervisor of 3 Navy, Army and Air Force Program Managers along with 4 host nation support staff. Primarily responsible for the coordination of USG support for the Philippine Defense Reform (PDR) Program, providing advice and assistance to the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines regarding reform and transformation of all aspects of the military. Direct oversight over the operations of three US contractor teams composed of 35 plus personnel supporting PDR activities. Coordinate U.S. and Philippine Government agencies activities and file appropriate reports during various natural disasters. Actively participated in Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines.
Jul 1999 - Feb 2002
Naval Aviation and Marine Corps Programs Officer
Contributed significantly to the overall relationship with the Royal Thai Navy and was instrumental in advancing the U.S. Commander in Chief, Pacific, regional goals. He played an invaluable role in facilitating the short notice and sensitive deployment of U.S. Forces into Thailand in support of Operations Infinite Justice/Enduring Freedom. His voluntary efforts enabled the successful receipt of 13 KC-135 Tanker aircraft, the billeting of 155 personnel while arranging for upgraded security for the deployed force while in country. His direct involvement helped the Tanker Expeditionary Squadron to complete 81 missions and deliver 3,542,300 pounds of fuel in support of this most critical mission.
Apr 1997 - Sep 1998
USS Santa Barbara (AE-28)
Executive Officer
Responsible for all aspects of shipboard operations and the good order and discipline of a crew of 390 Sailors. An expert at underway and in port cargo (mostly munitions) loading and storage, and general ship's replenishment. Conducted a successful deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf in support of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Battle Group and Operation Southern Watch.

Military Credentials

Foreign Language Skills


Thai (2/1+)

Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1981 - 1983

Personal Information

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