Commander Joseph M. Bromley
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Virginia Beach, Commander Joseph Bromley graduated from Old Dominion University in 1998 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. Following commissioning, he attended Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island, for training as a Division Officer.
Commander Bromley's sea assignments include Strike Officer and Navigator in USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55), Assistant Surface Operations Officer for Carrier Strike Group THREE, and the Executive Officer in USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53). During these tours, Commander Bromley qualified as Surface Warfare Officer, Tactical Action Officer, Fleet Officer of the Deck, Engineering Officer of the Watch, and Battle Watch Captain while completing multiple deployments to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility.
Ashore, Commander Bromley attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California earning a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and completed JPME Phases I & II. After completing an Individual Augmentee tour in the Counter-IED Integration and Operations Cell in Bagdad, Iraq he served as the Combat Systems Officer for the Destroyer Class Squadron. Additionally, he was the Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) lead for the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center.
Commander Bromley is currently serving as the Executive Officer of USS MCFAUL, (DDG 74).
Commander Bromley has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Commendation Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, and four Navy Achievement Medals as well as various other service awards.