Navy Memorial Welcomes New COO Aboard

Washington, DC -- The United States Navy Memorial has announced the arrival of Brenda Osuch as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO).   

Osuch specializes in personal and business development, strategic planning, and has held several leadership positions at the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She was formerly the association’s Senior Director of Association Operations, Director of Business Planning and Analysis, and Director of Accreditation Operations. Additionally, she has been a certified personal coach with a focus on team building, transition management, and communication for four years.

As the new COO of the Navy Memorial, Osuch will lead the day-to-day operations of the Navy Memorial’s mission to Honor, Recognize and Celebrate the men and women of the Sea Services.

“The Navy Memorial has an aggressive and enthusiastic plan for our future,” said retired Navy Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, President & CEO of the Navy Memorial.  “And Brenda is exactly the right person to lead the team.”

Brenda Osuch can be reached during the Navy Memorial’s regular business hours at (202) 380-0714 or

The Navy Memorial, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, consists of a large plaza with a granite map of the world, the iconic Lone Sailor statue, 3,500 square-foot museum area, a 240-person theater, the Ship’s Store which sells Navy memorabilia and the Navy Log, the nation’s largest publicly available data base of sea service veterans.  Our mission is to honor, recognize and celebrate the men and women of the sea services, past, present and future; and to inform the public about their service.  We do that mission with the support of tens of thousands of members and Corporate Partners including USAA, Veritas, CACI, Lockheed Martin, DXC Technology, Huntington Ingalls Industry, NewDay USA, Ernst & Young, General Dynamics, Navy Mutual, Pratt & Whitney and Capital Bank. To learn more, visit

Megan Thomas