Rear Adm. Jeffrey Tussler, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Undersea Warfighting Development Center in Connecticut, has been assigned director of future plans at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and CNO Adm. John Richardson announced the flag officer assignment in a Defense Department release published Friday.
Tussler previously served as deputy director of analysis and requirements at OPNAV, where he managed a $200 million budget and supervised seven project managers for the service branch’s advanced maritime technology development efforts.
He also previously led strategic planning and crisis management initiatives at the Joint Staff as deputy director of operations and assistant deputy director of regional operations there.
Before that, he served as undersea warfare commander for the U.S. Sixth Fleet as well as deputy director of the submarine/nuclear power distribution division at the Navy Personnel Command and commanding officer on the USS Maryland battleship.