CAPT Guy Holliday, USN (Ret), representing the Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP), presented the Naval Intelligence Foundation Award for Outstanding Intelligence Analysis by a Naval Reservist to LCDR Brian V. Powers at a ceremony on May 6, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in front 70 men and women from Information Dominance Corps Region Northwest. The award consists of a commemorative wall plaque, an engraved telescope and a 5-year membership in NIP.
LCDR Powers was joined by his wife, Jennifer, and their eldest son, Dustin. The Outstanding Analyst award is one of nine annual awards given out by the Naval Intelligence Foundation. In 2011, LCDR Powers was the by-name request of the Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command, to mobilize as his Chief of Targets in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the Chief of Targets, LCDR Powers led a 15-man Strike Planning Cell that led and coordinated targeting support for more than 75 special missions in the Central Command’s area of responsibility. He coordinated the Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System for seven Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups operating in Central Commands area of operations. As part of this effort, LCDR Powers and his team directly supported the strike groups in more than 50 counter-terrorism missions. Upon his demobilization in December, LCDR Powers assumed the duties as the Executive Officer of Commander, Pacific Fleet-0322. CAPT Holliday retired in 2005 and, among many notable assignments, served as N2 for Commander 7th Fleet, N2 for Atlantic Fleet, and Commanding Officer of the Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center.