CDR Bruce W. Golden
A native of Craig, Colorado, CDR Golden enlisted in the Navy in August 1988. He attended Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL and went to Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. His initial sea duty assignment was onboard USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 729G) where he served as a Fire Control Technician. During his tour he taught “C” School at Trident Training Facility and received follow on order to USS GEORGIA (SSBN 730G). During his tour he applied and was selected for Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP). While enrolled in the ECP program he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and commission at the University of Washington. At sea he served onboard USS SEATTLE (AOE 3) as Electronic Maintenance/Material Officer, Auxiliary Officer, and Main Propulsion DIV-O. After attending Combat Systems Officer Track II he reported to USS MCFAUL (DDG 74) where he served as FCO. Onboard USS PORTER (DDG 78) he served at the Chief Engineer. For his second Department Head posting he reported to Riverine Group ONE as the N3/N5.
Ashore, CDR Golden served at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic as the course manager for the Supporting Arms Coordination Center (SACC). He also augmented the staff for NSFS qualifications. Additionally he completed his Master’s degree through NPS in the EMBA program. Following Riverine Group ONE he deployed to Djibouti to serve as CJ-5 Maritime Planner in CJTF-Horn of Africa (HOA). Most recently he served with Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic as the Waterfront Readiness/Personnel Manpower Officer N14.
CDR Golden’s awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.