Rear Admiral Richard Breckenridge graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds master’s degrees in engineering acoustics and electrical engineering from the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School.
Breckenridge served on USS Hammerhead (SSN 663), USS Florida (SSBN 728) (Gold), and USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). He commanded USS Memphis (SSN 691) in Groton, Connecticut, where he conducted a U.S. Central Command deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Breckenridge also served as commodore of Submarine Squadron 4 and commander of Submarine Group 2 in Groton.
His staff assignments include special assistant to the secretary of defense; special assistant to the director, Naval Reactors; chief of staff, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J8) on the Joint Staff; deputy director, Submarine Warfare Division (N87); and director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97) on the staff of the chief of naval operations.
Breckenridge assumed his current duties as director, Warfare Integration (N9I) in January 2014.
Breckenridge’s decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.