Assistant Vice Chief of Naval Research
Gregg Brinegar is a Senior Scientific Technical Manager supporting the Vice Chief of Naval Research in exercising his duties and responsibilities. He assists the Vice Chief in developing and maintaining a cutting-edge science and technology portfolio influenced by national and international efforts that support future Marine Corps capability in the area of expeditionary maneuver warfare. Mr. Brinegar represents the Vice Chief in numerous internal and external forums and ensures the flow of critical information between the Office of Naval Research and the senior leadership of the Marine Corps.
Mr. Brinegar provides strong technical oversight for basic research, applied research and advanced technology demonstration projects that support Marine Corps interests in the area of expeditionary maneuver warfare. He is tasked with maintaining visibility into emerging science and technology opportunities in order to lead and shape efforts to develop future Marine Corps and Navy capabilities. He also provides leadership to and support for the work being performed by program officers across the Naval Research Enterprise.
Mr. Brinegar is a retired Marine Corps Colonel with over 30 years of progressively demanding leadership positions in the Marine Corps, to include key strategic roles serving as the Chief of Staff for Marine Corps Combat Development Command and as the Senior Military Assistant for the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Brinegar’s areas of expertise include research and development, naval future capabilities, budget management and oversight, strategic planning, force development, operational test and evaluation, and large organization leadership.
Mr. Brinegar earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. His personal military decorations include the, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Combat V, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.