Distinguished Speaker Program
(Now Taking Reservations)
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Honored Guest and Speaker
Captain Brian Teets
United States Navy
Commanding Officer, Univerity of Texas Naval ROTC Unit
Professor of Naval Science
Topic: Ready to Fight: Your Navy Today
Austin Woman's Club
2015 Program 2115 Closing Ceremony and Adjourn
1815 Social Hour 1910 Opening Ceremony and Dinner
CAPT Brian Teets,
a native of Urbana, OH received his commission in March of 1990 through
the Navy ROTC program at Ohio State University where he earned a BSBA
in Production and Operations Management.
His first tour was with the “Swampfoxes” of HSL-44 at NAS Mayport, FL, flying the SH-60B helicopter. Serving three years with HSL-44, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf embarked in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) and in USS VICKSBURG (CG-69) to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas.
first shore tour in 1995 was as Aide to the Commander, Naval Training
Center Great Lakes, IL, and then to the Chief of Naval Education and
Training in Pensacola, FL, dual-hatted as the Director of Navy Training,
He reported aboard the Norfolk, VA-based USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in 1997 as the Operations Administration Officer where he qualified as Officer of the Deck and deployed in 1998 to the Arabian Gulf taking part in Operation DESERT FOX.
In 2000 CAPT Teets joined the HSL-45 “Wolfpack” stationed at NAS North Island, CA. Embarked in USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61) he deployed to the Indian Ocean/Arabian Gulf with the CARL VINSON Battle Group in 2001 for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Completing his tour as squadron Operations Officer, he detached in 2002 and reported to the Officer Plans and Promotions office on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N1).
CAPT Teets next reported to the National War College for the 2005/2006 academic year graduating with a MS in National Security Strategy. Concurrently, he earned a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 2006.
He reported as Executive Officer of the HSL-37 “Easyriders” aboard MCBH at Kaneohe Bay, HI in February 2007 and assumed command in May 2008. In August 2009 he completed his command tour and reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) where he specialized in International Security Cooperation and Foreign Military Sales policy.
Following his tour as Executive Officer, CAPT Teets assumed command of the amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD-1) in July 2013 and conducted at-sea testing trials for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and executed a $250M ship modernization overhaul.
In June 2015 he assumed command of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Texas at Austin
He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children, Abigail and Alexander.
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1815 Social 1910 Dinner
2015 Program NLT 2115 Adjourn
$30.00 per person (with reservation)
Military in Uniform and Their Guests
$20.00 per person (with reservation)
Cadets and Midshipmen and their Guests
$15.00 per person (with reservation)
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Events. Rervations must be received by 2:00 p.m. two days before each event.
The Austin Woman's Club has become more strict because of our inability to manage reservations. This is because of those that no-show after making reservations (which costs the Council $25/meal) and those that arrive without reservations. We reserve the right to bill no-shows for their unpaid for, unused meals. Meals are not guaranteed and we will apply a $5.00 per person surcharge for guests arriving without reservations.
We must pay $25/meal for no-shows. Those with reservations that are then unable to attend a
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Works in Progress for 2017
Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force East
Director, DHS Joint Task Force - East
VADM Jan Tighe, USN
Commander Fleet Cyber Command
VADM Robin Braun, USN
Chief of Naval Reserve
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