Captain Thomas Brasek
Captain Tom Brasek graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Following the nuclear power and warfare specialty training pipelines, Captain Brasek served in various engineering division officer jobs in USS FLYING FISH (SSN 673) and USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25). His next sea duty assignment was Combat Systems Officer in USS HAWES (FFG 53). Following this first department head tour, he transferred to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and served as Electrical Officer. Captain Brasek’s next sea tours were Executive Officer in USS LABOON (DDG 58) followed by Operations Officer in USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3). His most recent assignment at sea was Commanding Officer of USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44).
Ashore, Captain Brasek was the Inner Range Officer at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. He also served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Naval Reactors (NAVSEA 08) in Washington, DC. He was the lead military strategist for planning scenarios in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Pentagon, and his most recent assignment was at Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic as the OIC, Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team.
Captain Brasek completed the Naval War College Non-Resident Correspondence Course and Joint Forces Staff College JPME Phase II. He holds Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School (1994) and in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University (2012). He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) in the State of California.