Commanding Officer-Steel City Naval ROTC - Carnegie Mellon University




Captain Breitfelder, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from the University of Washington in 1988 with a degree in Engineering and was commissioned through the Naval Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.

Following nuclear power training, at sea assignments include a division officer tour onboard USS SPRINGFIELD (SSN 761) based in Groton, CT, Combat Systems Officer onboard USS BREMERTON (SSN 698) based in Pearl Harbor, HI and San Diego, CA. Executive Officer onboard USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 731) (BLUE) based in Bangor, WA, Command of USS MAINE (SSBN 741) (GOLD) based in Bangor, WA and USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729)(BLUE) based in King’s Bay, GA.

Ashore, Captain Breitfelder has been assigned as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power School formerly in Orlando, FL, Operations Officer for Commander, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in San Diego, CA, Strike Planner for Commander, US Strategic Command and most recently as Senior Member of the Commander, US Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet Tactical Readiness Evaluation team.

Captain Breitfelder is married to the former Annette Fahlbusch of Cincinnati, OH. They have two grown twin sons, William and Justin.

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