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MSC Biographies


Capt. Christopher K. Brusca

MSC Central Commander

23 September 2020
Capt. Christopher K. Brusca
Capt. Christopher K. Brusca
Capt. Christopher K. Brusca
Capt. Christopher K. Brusca
Capt. Christopher K. Brusca
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VIRIN: 230828-N-IS698-0002
In his current role, Capt. Christopher Brusca is the commander of Military Sealift Command Central.

A Pico Rivera, California, native, Brusca enlisted in the Navy in 1993 as an Operations Specialist. While serving aboard USS Vandergrift (FFG 48), he was accepted into the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program and graduated from the University of San Diego in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. In 2006, he earned Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego School of Business.

His sea tours include serving as propulsion officer aboard USS Dubuque (LPD 8); fire control officer aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73); engineering officer for MCM Crew Fearless while embarked aboard USS Chief (MCM 14) and USS Ardent (MCM 12); engineering officer aboard USS Simpson (FFG 56); strike officer for Carrier Strike Group Nine; executive officer of USS Fort Worth (LCS 3); commanding officer of USS Charleston (LCS 18) and commanding officer of USS Kansas City (LCS 22). He has participated in deployed operations in the Western Pacific, Arabian Gulf, Horn of Africa and the Baltics, while participating in operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Ashore, he served at NROTC San Diego, Engineering Assessments Pacific, Joint Special Operations Command, US Third Fleet, and the Missile Defense Agency.

Brusca's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.

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