Brian Gawne, CAPT, USN (retired) joined Fisher House Foundation in 2010 after 28 years of naval service. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, holds a masters degree from the Naval War College, and has logged over 3500 flight hours in fighter aircraft as a Naval Flight Officer. Brian’s last active duty assignment was as the Professor of Naval Science at The George Washington University. He also served on the scholarship selection board for the Navy’s NROTC program. A combat veteran of six fleet tours in fighter aircraft, he served as Commanding Officer of the Navy’s first F-18F Super Hornet squadron. His staff experience includes consecutive tours in the Pentagon as a budget analyst and executive assistant in the Navy’s Programming Directorate (OPNAV N80), and division chief for the Director Navy Staff. He also served two years in Stavanger, Norway as a strategic plans officer assigned to NATO’s HQ North.