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We hope you enjoyed our September, 16 Cincinnati Navy League Luncheon with Dr. Terry Johnson! Stay in touch for our next event!

Navy League Members and friends, I hope you were able to attend our 1st in person event of the year with our special guest:

Lieutenant Commander James B. Brendel

Supervisor, Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati

United States Coast Guard


Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Lieutenant Commander James B. Brendel

Supervisor, Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati

United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant Commander Brendel serves as Supervisor, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Cincinnati, OH, overseeing operations for an area of responsibility that includes a three-state area, including the Port of Cincinnati with 250 river miles and a 3.3 billion dollar regional maritime economic impact per year. As the senior Coast Guard representative in metropolitan area with a population of two million people, he is responsible for port safety/security, passenger & towing vessel inspections, facility inspections, marine casualty investigation, waterways management, pollution response and maritime enforcement. Lieutenant Commander Brendel supervises two officers, seven enlisted members, and four Auxiliary Divisions with 350 members.

Prior assignments include Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia, Coast Guard Cutter HARRIET LANE (WMEC-903), Portsmouth, Virginia, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia, and Coast Guard Cutter DALLAS (WHEC-716), Charleston, South Carolina.

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Lieutenant Commander Brendel enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2000 and advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer before earning his commission as a graduate of the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School in 2010. He graduated from Excelsior College in Albany, New York with a Bachelor of Science in History and from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama with a Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership and Ethics.

Lieutenant Commander Brendel’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and several other personal and unit awards. Lieutenant Commander Brendel is married to the former Kirstin Bussey of Yorktown, Virginia and they have one daughter, Madelyn Lee Brendel.

Lieutenant Commander Brendel will be transferring to Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown this summer to assume responsibility as the Assistant School Chief, Marine Inspections and Investigations School.

Did you miss our Cincinnati Navy League Virtual Luncheon with Luke Lorenz, Director of Legislative Affairs, Navy League of the United States

Title: Citizen Sailors Keep America Safe

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Did you miss our last virtual Luncheon? Click the link below to watch the replay!

February 23rd. 11:30 EST via Google Meet


On February 23rd at 11:30am EST, Marine 1Lt Tanner Huskey USMC will present an overview of his recent deployment and a synopsis of the Commandant's Guidance on Force Redesign for 2025. This Force Redesign is in direct response to the shift of major threats to US security based on current threat analysis and the Marine Corps requirement to redefine their Mission and capabilities.

1Lt Tanner Huskey is a member of the US Naval Academy Class of 2017 and a graduate of St. Xavier High School. His service to date has included:

1st deployment Dec 18-Jun 29, served as Weapons Platoon Commander;

2nd deployment Aug 19-Jan 20, served as Security Element Officer in Charge;

3rd deployment May 20-Nov 20, served at the Jungle Warfare Training Center as the Operations Officer.

He currently serves with the 3d Marine Regiment, Future Operations Section.

In addition, he has applied for MARSOC (Marine Operations Special Operations Command), a component of the US Special Operations Command

If you missed our Cincinnati Navy League Virtual Luncheon with Commander Colin A. Corridan, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)

Check out the video at the link below:

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