Commander Brian A. Kudrle hails from Babylon, NY and graduated from West Babylon Sr. High School in 2001. He went on to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy earning a Bachelor of Science in Navel Architecture and Marine Engineering and his commission as an Ensign in the United States Coast Guard. He currently serves as the Deputy Executive officer and Chief of Personnel and Support at Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Following graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, Commander Kudrle married and attended flight school. Upon completion of U.S. Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida, he was assigned to Sector San Diego, California where he flew the H60 Jayhawk Helicopter conducting Search and Rescue (SAR), migrant interdictions, and counter drug missions. In 2011, he was assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida where he commanded and instructed SAR and law enforcement missions in support of Operations Bahama, Turks and Caicos. In 2015, he transferred to Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama where he served as an H60 Standardization Instructor Pilot and was charged to uphold aircrew qualifications and standardizations for the entire Coast Guard fleet of H60 Aircraft. Following, he proceeded to his current duty station at Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he commands and instructs SAR and fisheries enforcement missions in challenging weather conditions over the dangerous seas of the demanding New England area.

Commander Kudrle holds a Master’s in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University, the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College. Commander Kudrle is married to the former Alexandria Issing (also a WBHS alum) from West Babylon, NY. They are the proud parents of 4 wonderfully talented children: Justus (14), Brooke (12), Hannah (10), and Samson (8).