U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Heimbigner’s appointment in a Defense Department release published Friday.
JFCC ISR is part of the U.S. Strategic Command and works to plan, execute and assess global ISR operations of the U.S. military.
Heimbigner previously served as wing intelligence officer aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, director of intelligence for the Navy Special Warfare Development Group and deputy J2 at the Joint Special Operations Command.
He also worked as operations officer at the European Command’s Joint Analysis Center and commander of the U.S. Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Command Central.
His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and two Presidential Unit Citations.