OFFICER IN CHARGE
JACOB P. GALBREATH
Lieutenant Commander Galbreath grew up in the Navy, native of Naples, Italy and eventually stayed in a place long enough to graduate from Georgia Southern University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics in 2003. He attended OCS in Pensacola, Florida and commissioned in 2003 as an Ensign in the United States Navy. After successfully completing Navy Nuclear Power School and Prototype, he was ordered and served aboard USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) in Apra Harbor, Guam. In 2008, LT Galbreath was assigned to Expeditionary Warfare, Mine Warfare Branch (OPNAV N853) as the Requirements Officer for the Remote Mine-hunting System (RMS) at the Pentagon. While at OPNAV, LT Galbreath lateral transferred to the Information Professional community and was subsequently assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii from 2010 until 2013, where conducted day-to-day tactical Naval communications for the Pacific region as a watch officer and also performed the duties as N9A, managing the Makalapa Tech Control Facility which provided communications support to PACOM and COMPACFLT. In 2013, LCDR Galbreath attended Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he received a Master’s Degree in Information Technology. LCDR Galbreath completed his O-4 milestone tour aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), as the senior communications officer (AC5I) from 2014 until 2016 home-ported in Sasebo, Japan. Currently, he is the OIC of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Strategic Communications Unit (NCTSCU) headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK and is responsible of survivable and assured ground communications for TACAMO covering three geographic areas.
His Operational tours include Main Propulsion Assistant, Electrical Assistant, COMMO, and Assistant Weapons Officer aboard USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI, completing 5 missions in Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in the Pacific area of responsibility. While at NCTAMS PAC, he served as an Individual Augmentee to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan head-quartered in Kabul, Afghanistan as OIC of Afghan Army and Police Networks. As AC5I aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD, he completed 3 patrols in FDNF, involved in a variety of multi-national and inter-service exercises.
Lieutenant Commander Galbreath’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. He is qualified Information Warfare Officer (IWO), Submarine Warfare Officer (SUBNUC), Tactical Action Officer (TAO), Officer of the Deck (Surfaced and Submerged), and Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1.