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Capt. Daniel E. Broadhurst

Chief of Staff, Military Sealift Command

07 October 2021
Captain Daniel E. Broadhurst
Capt. Daniel E. Broadhurst
Captain Daniel E. Broadhurst
Capt. Daniel E. Broadhurst
Captain Daniel E. Broadhurst
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Capt. Broadhurst is a native of Suffield, Connecticut. He received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1998. He received a master’s degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University in 2005.  He is a 2021 graduate of National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

At sea, Capt. Broadhurst served aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42) and USS Vicksburg (CG 69) for his division officer tours in Operations and Engineering Departments from 1999-2003. In his department head tours, he served as chief engineer in USS Cole (DDG 67) and warfare readiness officer in Destroyer Squadron Two Three (DESRON 23) from 2006 to 2009.  He served as executive officer in USS Stout (DDG 55) from September 2015 to January 2017, deploying to Fifth Fleet with Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.  He then served as USS Stout’s commanding officer from May 2017 to August 2018.

He served as Commodore of Military Sealift Command Atlantic in Norfolk from August 2021 to April 2023, prior to assuming his current role of Chief of Staff at Military Sealift Command headquarters.

His other shore tours include the Navy Washington D.C. Intern Program from 2003-2005. He served at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Strategy and Concepts (N513), The Joint Staff’s Strategic Concepts Branch (J-5), and the Political-Military Affairs Bureau at the Department of State. He returned to the Pentagon as a ship program analyst in OPNAV’s Programming Division (N80) from 2009-2011. He then served in The Joint Staff J-8 as executive assistant to the deputy director for Resources and Acquisition, and as a defense resource manager in Program and Budget Analysis Division until 2014. Following his destroyer command tour, he reported to the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of Budget, serving as the surface warfare budget analyst and deputy director for Investment and Development (FMB-2) from 2018-2021.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and various personal, unit, and service awards.

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