A career Information Warfare Officer, CAPT Bryan Braswell graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia where he was commissioned via the NROTC program in 1993. His first assignment was to the U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Edzell, Scotland where he served as the Non-Morse Communications Division Officer and as an Operations Watch Officer, responsible for the oversight of an allied Signals Intelligence watch center.
In May of 1996, CAPT Braswell reported to the USS KINKAID (DD 965) in San Diego as the Signals Intelligence Warfare Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer. While aboard KINKAID, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf as part of the USS NIMITZ Strike Group. In 2001, CAPT Braswell graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. While at NPS, he was selected for a seven-month Associate Fellowship with the CNO Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where was a member of the FORCENet Concept Development Team. CAPT Braswell then served in Engineering Research and Development at the Navy Information Warfare Activity in Washington, DC as a member of the Advanced Projects Department, where he was a lead engineer for technical Electronic Countermeasure development and acquisition programs.
In 2004 he reported as the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator on the Staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group FIVE and Commander, Battle Forces SEVENTH Fleet (CTF 70) embarked aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) where he directed the Signals Intelligence operations and readiness of eight Forward Deployed Naval Force combatants home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan and all Carrier Strike Groups and surface units operating in SEVENTH Fleet waters. CAPT Braswell subsequently remained in Japan and served ashore as the Executive Officer of U.S. Navy Information Operations Command Yokosuka, Japan from 2006 to 2008.
From 2008-2011 CAPT Braswell served as the Cyberspace Operations Branch Chief in the Non-kinetic Operations Division (J39) at U.S. Strategic Command. While at USSTRATCOM, he deployed to Afghanistan for six months as Deputy Chief of a USSTRATCOM team that synchronized global non-kinetic operations in support of Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and Commander, International Security and Assistance Force. Following his joint tour, CAPT Braswell served as the Deputy Director of Intelligence and Force Cryptologist on the Staff of Commander, Naval Forces Europe, Commander, Naval Forces Africa, and Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet from 2011-2013.
CAPT Braswell served most recently on the OPNAV Staff in the Integrated Fires Directorate (N2N6F3) as the Electromagnetic and Cyber Warfare Branch Chief from 2013-2015. He assumed duties as the Executive Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk, VA in October 2015.