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CAPT Bryan E. Braswell, USN

Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications
Area Master Station, Pacific

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 for the 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 Directorate (N2N6F3).


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.