RADM Bryan P. Cutchen, USN (Ret.)

Rear Adm. Cutchen served over 30 years in the Navy, retiring in 2014. Bryan is the founder and principal of Cutchen Consulting and Communications LLC, a firm focused on defense, organizational management and communications & marketing. Bryan also flew as a commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines and PSA Airlines in 2017-2018.

Prior to his retirement from the Navy in 2014, he commanded Navy Reserve Forces Command from August 2012 to September 2014. He was responsible for Navy Reserve budgeting and operations, personnel readiness and for sourcing Navy mobilization requirements as directed by the Chief of Naval Operations and U. S. Fleet Forces Command.

Bryan’s flying assignments include multiple E-2C Hawkeye squadron tours. He commanded Carrier Air Wing Reserve 20 from August 2005 to July 2008. From 1998 to 2001 he commanded VAW-77, a special mission counter narcotics squadron supporting United States Southern Command.

Staff and shore assignments included two tours assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon; duty as deputy commander, Naval Air Force Reserve in San Diego, CA; and as deputy commander for the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve from July 2010 to July 2012.

He has amassed over 5,000 hours in the various aircraft including the E-2C Hawkeye, C-2A Greyhound, F-18A+ Hornet and commercial aircraft. He is entitled to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and several other commendations and awards.

Bryan past and current board service includes the Maine Turnpike Authority, Veteran’s Count and the Association of the United States Navy. He belongs to numerous professional organizations such as the Naval Institute, Project Management Institute, Tailhook Association, Association of Naval Aviation, Military Officers Association of America and the International City/County Management Association.

Calling Brunswick, Maine home, Bryan graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science and is a Wall of Honor recipient. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies from Air War College. He is married to artist Terrilyn “Sissy” Rosenberg Cutchen and they have two children, Lieutenant Max Cutchen, USN and Lieutenant Annie Cutchen, USN.