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Brahmsteadt, Shaun
CMDCM, U.S. Navy, Senior Enlisted Leader


Command Master Chief Shaun Brahmsteadt became the senior enlisted leader of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in July 2017, bringing more than 30 years of Navy service, nearly half of them as a senior enlisted leader.

Before coming to DLA, Brahmsteadt was the command master chief for Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, Maryland, from November 2014 to June 2017.

From April 2012 to October 2014, he served as command master chief aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) stationed out of Yokosuka, Japan.

At the Naval War College Command Leadership School in Newport, Rhode Island, Brahmsteadt was one of four command master chiefs serving as Boat class facilitators from August 2010 to April 2012.

From 2009 to 2010, he was command master chief for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11.  

Brahmsteadt’s first tour as a command master chief was with the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14 “Tophatters” from 2006 to 2009, where he earned his Plane Captain qualification, including qualifications as brake rider, duct diver and final checker.

He previously served as the assistant communications officer for the Commander, Naval Forces Pacific, San Diego, California, from 2004 to 2006.

Brahmsteadt’s service includes many tours at sea, including (in addition to his tour aboard the USS George Washington) as the Operations Department senior enlisted leader on the USS Duluth (LPD 9), 2001-2004; on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), 1996-1998; on the USS Mississippi (CGN 40) 1992-1993; aboard the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) 1990-1991; and on the USS Truxtun (CGN 35) 1987-1989 — his first sea tour.

His shore duty assignments include as a recruiter for Naval Recruiting District San Diego, California, 1998-2001; Headquarters, Allied Forces Southern, Naples, Italy, 1993-1996; and Naval Facility Pacific Beach, Washington, 1986-1987. Brahmsteadt entered Navy service in 1985 in San Diego, where he also completed his A-school training as a Radioman.

Brahmsteadt’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Good Conduct Medal (six awards) and various service and campaign awards. 

He graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in October 2004 and the Command Master Chief Course in June 2006. He is qualified as an Officer of the Deck Underway. Brahmsteadt has a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technology, both from the University of Oklahoma.


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