The son of a career Army officer, CAPT Bryan Braswell graduated Phi
Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1993 where he was commissioned
via the NROTC program and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and
biopsychology. He assumed command of
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC)
and duties as Commander, CTG 1010.3 in June of 2018.
His most recent Fleet assignment was as Information Warfare Commander
USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group (Carrier Strike Group
TEN) throughout a seven-month Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf deployment in
support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
Other Fleet tours include service 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 in
Naples, Italy, the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator on the Staff of Commander,
Carrier Strike Group FIVE and Commander, Battle Force SEVENTH Fleet (CTF 70)
embarked in USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Force,
and as the Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Officer aboard USS
KINKAID (DD 965).
CAPT Braswell deployed to Afghanistan for six months in 2009 as Deputy
Chief of a team that synchronized global cyberspace and other non-kinetic
operations in support of Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and Commander,
International Security and Assistance Force.
Ashore, he served as an Operations
Watch Officer at U.S. Naval
Security Group Activity Edzell, Scotland, a Lead Engineer in the Advanced
Projects Department at the Navy Information Warfare Activity, the Cyberspace
Operations Branch Chief in the Non-kinetic Operations Division (J39) at U.S.
Strategic Command, and as the Electromagnetic and Cyber Warfare
Branch Chief on the Chief of Naval Operations staff in the Integrated Fires
He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval
Postgraduate School and was the winner of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems
Command outstanding thesis award. While
at NPS he was selected for a seven-month Associate Fellowship with the Chief of
Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College in Newport,
Rhode Island to explore innovative technology applications. He is a joint qualified officer.
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Defense
Meritorious Service Medals, and four Meritorious Service Medals among other
personal, campaign, unit, and service awards.