Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Patrick H. Brady

Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Rear Admiral Patrick H. Brady


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.


Updated: 1 December 2014