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Commander Brian Bourgeois was the commanding officer of SEAL Team 8 and lost his life after a training accident this past weekend.
Commander Bourgeois is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and has served for 20 years. Brian enters into command of SEAL Team EIGHT after serving as the NSWG-2 Operations Officer. Prior to his return to NSWG-2, he served at USSOCOM in the J8 Directorate. His tour included time in the Maritime and Special Programs Assessments, then finished as the Executive Officer to the J8 Director. Before his Joint tour at SOCOM he deployed twice as a Troop Commander to the continent of Africa in support of Operation ODYSSEY DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM, then again as an Executive Officer to lead the transition from SOCCE-HOA to SOCFWD-EA. His Platoon Command time at SEAL Team FOUR included multiple deployments against the Counter Iranian target set in Iraq. From 2002 to 2004 Brian served aboard the USS BLACK HAWK (MHC-58) as a Surface Warfare Officer.
He is a 2001 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and earned a Masters in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Brian earned the Pat Tillman Leadership Award while at NPS. Other military awards include a Bronze Star with ‘V’, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and a NATO Medal.
He has been married to Megan Kathryn Bourgeois for 20 years. Together they have 5 children, Barrett (18), Allee (16), Piper (13), Callen (11), Jonathan (6) and two dogs Mollee (8), and Dudley (2).