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Rear Admiral Brian Luther

Brian Eugene "Lex" Luther is a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

Luther is a native of Trumbull, Connecticut.[1] He graduated from Marquette University and George Mason University.


After serving in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Luther commanded the USS Tarawa (LHA-1) on her final deployment. Later, he became commander of the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), commanding the ship on her maiden deployment in 2011.

Previously, Luther served in The Pentagon during the Gulf War. Additionally, he has been assigned to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) and the Chief of Naval Operations. He also served as XO of The USS Nimitz CVN 68.

Awards he has received include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.


  1. ^ "Rear Admiral Brian E. Luther". United States Navy. Retrieved 2014-04-18.