Captain Brian Weinstein is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota. He participated in the Civil Engineer Corps Collegiate Program while attending the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, he was commissioned in September 1994. He attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology.
Weinstein was first assigned to Northern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), where he served as Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at Newport, Rhode Island. His next assignment was as a student at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California where he studied Spanish. After graduating from DLI, Weinstein transferred to the Public Works Department in Rota, Spain where he served as the Business Manager, Integrated Installation Program Manager and the Planning Officer from 1997 - 2000. Following his tour in Spain, he returned to Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School. In 2002, Weinstein then transferred to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, where he served as Alfa Company Commander, Charlie Company Commander, and the Air Detachment Officer in Charge. During his time in NMCB 5, he deployed several times to Spain, Kuwait, Okinawa, and Thailand supporting contingency construction efforts and humanitarian assistance.
In 2004, Weinstein transferred to 1st Naval Construction Division, Little Creek, Virginia, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications and Information Systems. During this tour, he spearheaded significant improvements in Seabee communications equipment and protocols. From 2007-2009, Weinstein relocated over to Naval Station Norfolk where he served as the Assistant Public Works Officer, Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director for the Public Works Department Norfolk and also the Assistant Regional Engineer for NAVFAC MidAtlantic. In 2009, he deployed on a one year Global Support Assignment to Umm Qasr, Iraq where he oversaw all reconstruction efforts on the Iraqi Naval Base from 2009 - 2010. Weinstein then transferred to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, where he served as Public Works Officer. From there, he transferred to NAVFAC EURAFSWA in Naples, Italy where he served as the Operations Officer from 2014 - 2017.
Prior to reporting to NAVFAC Pacific in May 2018, he served as the Executive Officer at NAVFAC Hawaii.
Weinstein is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Cali-fornia, Certified Energy Manager, and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. His unit decorations include a Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, and Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards).