Master Gunnery Sergeant Bryan C. Maass
United States Marine Corps
Master Gunnery Sergeant Bryan Maass enlisted in 1995 as an Infantryman. Upon completion of initial training, he was stationed with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines (2/3) in Honolulu, HI. After completing his first unit deployment, he passed the Scout Sniper indoctrination and deployed with 2/3 once again. In 1998, MGySgt Maass was stationed in Okinawa, Japan after passing the 5th Force Reconnaissance Company indoctrination. In 1999, he transitioned to 2nd Force Recon Co., Camp Lejeune, NC where he conducted multiple MEU deployments, which includes Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2004, MGySgt Maass was stationed at Fort Story, VA as an instructor of the Amphibious Reconnaissance Course (ARC). During his tour, he was the primary instructor for both the Land Navigation and Patrolling phases of the school.
In 2007, he transitioned to Force Recon Co, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, CA. As a Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant., he deployed two more times, to include Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2011, he moved to Quantico, VA and assumed duties as a Project Officer with Marine Corps Systems Command where he was responsible for research, development and acquisition of specialized Reconnaissance equipment. In 2014, he transferred to Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico, VA supervising the Methods Of Entry School as the Staff Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (SNCOIC).
In October of 2016, MGySgt Maass transitioned to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming duties as a Department of Defense Congressional Fellow for Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49). During his tour, he served as the Congressman’s Legislative Assistant for a host of topics to include: defense, veterans, military retirees, Tricare, small business, education, Legislative Branch, labor, Intelligence Committee, homeland security, campaign finance, and arts and humanities.
In September of 2018, MGySgt Maass returned to Marine Corps Systems Command as a Project Officer with Infantry Weapons Systems (Raids and Reconnaissance) section. While there, he managed several specialized reconnaissance equipment programs.
In May of 2019, MGySgt Maass assumed duties as the SNCOIC of Expeditionary Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
During his career, MGySgt Maass has graduated from a multitude of specialized schools and has held numerous billets as a Sniper and Force Recon team member. His personal awards include the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V and silver star in lieu of sixth award, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star in lieu of second award and various unit awards.