A native of Spokane, Wash., Captain Jeffrey J. Kilian graduated from San Diego State University in 1994 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Kilian holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering (Construction Engineering and Project Management) from the University of Texas at Austin and he completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University.
A native of Orange County, California, Captain Kranz graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1997. He began his Navy career through the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program and earned his commission as an Ensign at Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. He completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at UC San Diego in 2008.