Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth A. Bourassa
USS Albany (SSN 753)
Lieutenant Commander Bourassa hails from Clovis, NM. He graduated in May 1999 with a B.A. in Physics and English from Georgetown University. After graduation, he attended OCS and completed the standard nuclear propulsion training pipeline. He subsequently reported to USS ALBUQUERQUE (SSN 706) for an Engineering Refueling Overhaul in Portsmouth, NH where he served as MPA, DCA and AENG
Following his first assignment, Lieutenant Commander Bourassa served as a Shift Engineer and Staff Training Officer at the MTS-635 Prototype in Charleston, SC. Following that assignment, he worked as an Action Officer on the OPNAV staff during which he was assigned to the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan as the coordinator for improving the capabilities of the local police force
After graduating from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course in October 2008, Lieutenant Commander Bourassa reported to USS MISSOURI (SSN 780) for the ship’s initial manning and fitting out. While serving as Engineer Officer, the ship completed initial construction, a period of at-sea certification and a Post Shakedown Availability
Lieutenant Commander Bourassa then served as a Junior Board Member on the Atlantic Fleet’s Nuclear Propulsion Board, conducting over 50 inspections on submarines and aircraft carriers. He completed the Submarine Command Course in August 2013 and reported to the USS ALBANY (SSN 753) in October 2013 to relieve as the Executive Officer
Lieutenant Commander Bourassa has been awarded the Bronze Star, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with other personal and unit awards.