Brad P. Donnelly, Select One

Cmdr., U.S. Navy

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
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Biography

Cmdr. Brad Donnelly, USN is a Surface Warfare Officer who has served afloat on USS KIDD (DDG-993), USS BOONE (FFG-28), USS ROSS (DDG-71), USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG-58) (two tours) and the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76). Ashore he has served at the U.S. Naval Academy; Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific; and Destroyer Squadron 14/FFG CLASSRON. Most recently, he served at US Pacific Command in the J35 Future Operations/Crisis Response Division as the Deployable Joint Task Force Augmentation Cell (DJFAC) Branch Chief where he deployed multiple times in support of Foreign Humanitarian Assistance Missions in the Republic of the Philippines and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Areas of Expertise

  • Philippines
  • Piracy
  • South China Sea
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights

2016

Naval War College, Newport, RI

Military Professor, Joint Military Operations Department
JLASS-SP (Joint Land, Air, Sea, Strategic Special Program) Director
2013

US Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI

Branch Chief, DJFAC (Deployable Joint Force Augmentation Cell)
Future Operations Planner
Theater Battle Rhythm Manager
2012

Naval War College, Newport, RI

Student, College of Naval Warfare
Mahan Research Scholar
2010

COMDESRON FOURTEEN/FFG CLASSRON, Mayport, FL

Chief Staff Officer
2008

USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58), Mayport, FL

Executive Officer
2006

USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76)

Auxiliaries Officer, Damage Control Assistant, OOD, CDO
2004

Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific (ATGMIDPAC), Pearl Harbor, HI

Director of Topside Warfare
2003

USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58), Mayport, FL

Operations Officer / DH
2001

USS ROSS (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA

Operations Officer / DH
1998

US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Command Seamanship & Navigation Sail Training Program OIC
Instructor, Naval Leadership

Education

M.A., Naval War College, 2007, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1993, Physics/Oceanography

Diploma, Naval War College, 2012, College of Naval Warfare (JPME II)

Related Credentials

Navy Operational Planner SCP

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal
Three Times

Joint Commendation Medal
Two Times

Navy Commendation Medal
Three Times

Joint Achievement Medal
Two Times

Navy Achievement Medal
Two Times

Other Honors

Navy-Marine Corps Leadership Award
2007 (USS RONALD REAGAN)

LANTFLT Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year
1997

External Memberships and Associations

Surface Navy Association
Board of Directors

US Naval Institute

News, Media, & Events

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Second Annual Future Warfighting Symposium

Aug. 14, 2018
News Publication
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Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Workshop: August 2018

Aug. 16, 2018
8:00 a.m.
Brown University, Providence, RI 02912
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The Secret Sauce to Innovate in the Military: Make Doubt and Failure Fun

Jul. 25, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

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