Home / DoD / Rear Adm. Brian Brakke Takes Helm of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Rear Adm. Brian Brakke Takes Helm of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Rear Adm. Brian Brakke
Brian Brakke

Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, former deputy director of operations and intelligence integration at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, has assumed a new role as head of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.

The U.S. Navy said Friday Brakke officially took command of NECC from Rear Adm. Frank Morneau during a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia.

Morneau also received a Distinguished Service Medal Gold Star end-of-tour award at the ceremony to signify his retirement after 33 years of service, the Navy added.

Brakke said he intends to support distributed fleet operations and logistics based on the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority guidance of Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

In his former role, Brakke helped provide operational information, intelligence and technology support to combatant commanders as they worked to counter IED threat networks.

He also worked as director of the Counter-IED Operation/Intelligence Integration Center alongside his position at JIEDDO.

He joined the Navy in 1984 and has served as chief of staff of NECC Pacific.

NECC aims to provide expeditionary forces that can be deployed for a range of worldwide military operations and perform sea-to-shore and inland operating environment tasks.

Check Also

Aviation & Missile Center Begins Dev’t of FORCE Simulator

The Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Aviation and Missile Center is developing a simulator to equip warfighters with reinforced survivability, lethality and situational awareness functions, Dvids reported Monday. “We’re looking to evaluate the impact of autonomy, the human-machine interface, and decision-aiding tools on an air mission commander performing manned/ unmanned teaming missions,” said Tom Alicia, engineering research psychologist at AvMC's Aviation Development Diretorate.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *