Rear Adm. Patrick Brady assumed command of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in August 2010. Previous flag assignments included the commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center; the deputy director of Submarine Warfare (OPNAV N87B); and the deputy commander for Undersea Warfare (NAVSEA 07).
Since becoming a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps in 2000, he has served as C5I Deputy Design/Warfare Requirements Manager and, subsequently, the deputy program manager for the Virginia Class Submarine (PMS 450); the major program manager for Submarine Combat and Weapons Control (PMS 425); the executive assistant to the Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; and the major program manager for Advanced Undersea Systems (PMS 394).
His career as a submariner included assignments in USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN 644) (BLUE); USS Omaha (SSN 692); USS San Francisco (SSN 711); and USS Drum (SSN 677); culminating in command of USS Portsmouth (SSN 707).
Brady is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He also earned a Master’s in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.