Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
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Captain Brian Teets


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Professor of Naval Science
Captain Brian Teets

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Biography


CAPT Brian Teets, a native of Urbana, OH received his commission in March of 1990 through the Navy ROTC program at Ohio State University where he earned a BSBA in Production and Operations Management.

His first tour was with the “Swampfoxes” of HSL-44 at NAS Mayport, FL, flying the SH-60B helicopter. Serving three years with HSL-44, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf embarked in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) and in USS VICKSBURG (CG-69) to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas.

CAPT Teets’ first shore tour in 1995 was as Aide to the Commander, Naval Training Center Great Lakes, IL, and then to the Chief of Naval Education and Training in Pensacola, FL, dual-hatted as the Director of Navy Training, CNO (N7).

He reported aboard the Norfolk, VA-based USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in 1997 as the Operations Administration Officer where he qualified as Officer of the Deck and deployed in 1998 to the Arabian Gulf taking part in Operation DESERT FOX.

In 2000 CAPT Teets joined the HSL-45 “Wolfpack” stationed at NAS North Island, CA. Embarked in USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61) he deployed to the Indian Ocean/Arabian Gulf with the CARL VINSON Battle Group in 2001 for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Completing his tour as squadron Operations Officer, he detached in 2002 and reported to the Officer Plans and Promotions office on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N1).

CAPT Teets next reported to the National War College for the 2005/2006 academic year graduating with a MS in National Security Strategy. Concurrently, he earned a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2006.

He reported as Executive Officer of the HSL-37 “Easyriders” aboard MCBH at Kaneohe Bay, HI in February 2007 and assumed command in May 2008. In August 2009 he completed his command tour and reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) where he specialized in International Security Cooperation and Foreign Military Sales policy.

Following his tour as Executive Officer, CAPT Teets assumed command of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1) in July 2013 and conducted at-sea testing trials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and executed a $250M ship modernization overhaul.

In June 2015 he assumed command of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Texas at Austin

He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Abigail and Alexander.

Courses


PHL 365 • Leadership And Ethics

42610 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CLA 5.402

Topic 2: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Topic 5: Contemporary American Social Theory

Topic 6: Process Philosophy and Pragmatism

PHL 365 • Leadership And Ethics

41760 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CLA 5.402

Topic 2: Introduction to Cognitive Science

Topic 5: Contemporary American Social Theory

Topic 6: Process Philosophy and Pragmatism

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