CDR Bruce Bosworth,
a native of Cleburne, TX, is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. While at the Naval Academy he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Swimming team and a two year letter winner. He is a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies.
Following initial Surface Warfare training in Newport, RI, CDR Bosworth reported to USS WAINWRIGHT (CG-28) in Charleston, SC in February 1992. Onboard WAINWRIGHT, he served as Machinery Division Officer and Missiles Division Officer. He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer and Steam Engineering Officer of the Watch (1200lb Steam) and completed deployments to the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.
From July 1993 to January 1995 CDR Bosworth served as OIC Detachment BRAVO, Assault Craft Unit FIVE, the Navy’s West Coast Landing Craft Air Cushioned or LCAC command in Camp Pendleton, CA. There he completed a Western Pacific and Indian Ocean deployment on the USS PELELIU (LHA-5) in support of Operation RESTORE HOPE in Somalia. From February 1995 to August 1996, CDR Bosworth completed the Basic Diving Officer and Navy Salvage Officer courses at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City Beach, FL, and graduated from the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School in Indian Head, MD.
In September 1996, CDR Bosworth reported to EOD Mobile Unit FIVE in Agana, Guam and served as OIC, Detachment THREE. There he qualified as an EOD and Naval Special Operations Officer and completed numerous deployments and operations throughout the Western Pacific, Asia, and Australia. Next, he reported to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA and served as OIC, EOD Mobile Unit SIX Detachment Kings Bay from January 1999 to February 2001. While assigned to NSB Kings Bay he and his team of EOD technicians were responsible for maritime EOD and ordnance related response for the base and for Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic (SWFLANT).
CDR Bosworth transferred to the Navy Reserve in March 2001. In October 2001, he was recalled to active service and was assigned to the Pentagon as the Navy EOD requirements officer, OPNAV N85 Expeditionary Warfare Division. In August 2003, he was designated as a Full Time Support officer was assigned as the Commanding Officer, Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center Baton Rouge, LA.
In June 2005 he served on the staff of EOD Group ONE in San Diego, CA, and from October 2005 through November 2007 was the Commanding Officer of EOD Mobile Unit SEVEN also located in San Diego. While in command, he was responsible for 11 Pacific Fleet EOD Reserve Detachments of which several mobilized and completed deployments in the US CENTCOM area of responsibility. From December 2007 through January 2010 CDR Bosworth served as the EOD officer for the combined headquarters staff of US Naval Forces Europe - Africa and US Sixth Fleet, Naples, Italy. From March 2010 through May 2012 he served as the Commanding Officer of Navy Operational Support Center, Portland Oregon.
CDR Bosworth’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).