Commander Eric Bromley is a native of Piedmont, CA. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.
Following 16 months of flight training, CDR Bromley was designated a Naval Aviator in February, 2002 and assigned to VAW-120 Greyhawks in Norfolk, VA for Fleet Replacement Training in the C-2A. Upon completion, CDR Bromley was assigned to VRC-40 Rawhides in Norfolk, VA where he served as a Detachment Administrative Officer, Schedules Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. CDR Bromley was assigned to VAW-120 from 2006-2008 where he served as Instructor Pilot, Aircraft Branch Officer, and C-2A Training Officer.
CDR Bromley completed his disassociated sea tour from 2008-2011 serving as a Shooter on board USS CARL VINSON. During this tour he served as V-4 and V-5 Division Officer and earned several qualifications including Officer of the Deck (Underway), Command Duty Officer (Underway), and Assistant Air Officer. He served as "Top Cat" Shooter and was elected Wardroom President.
He rejoined VRC-40 in 2011 where he served as Maintenance Officer and Detachment Officer-In-Charge with Detachment THREE attached to the USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER. Following his department head tour, he reported to Washington, D.C. to serve as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Representative Rob Wittman (VA-01). Subsequently, he served as a Branch Chief at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO.
CDR Bromley has logged over 2,200 flight hours. His personal awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He holds an EMBA from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is married to Jenny Jackson of Pensacola, FL. They have three children.