Navy Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Brancheau is the new Public Works Officer for Naval Support Activity South Potomac. Brancheau replaced Commander Douglas King, who transferred to Guam earlier this month.
Lt. Cmdr. Brancheau is a native of Monroe, Michigan. He enlisted in the Navy in 1988 and was awarded a NROTC scholarship while enlisted. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in 1996 joining the ranks of the Civil Engineer Corps in 1997.
Lt. Cmdr. Brancheau's first tour was with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) One Thirty-Three, where he served as the Training Officer, Air Detachment Officer in Charge and Charlie Company Commander. His next assignment was an exchange tour with the U.S. Army attached to the 36th Engineer Group (Construction) at Fort Benning, Ga. Lt. Cmdr. Brancheau's follow-on facilities tours were with NAS Whidbey Island as the Assistant Public Works Officer, followed by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Midwest in Great Lakes, Ill. There he served as the Recruit Training Command's (RTC) Facilities Engineer leading the RTC Recapitalization Project. He then served as Operations Officer of NMCB Three, where he made a U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) deployment in support of the First Marine Expeditionary Force. Lt. Cmdr. Brancheau most recently served as the Branch Head for Enlisted Assignments at the Navy Personnel Command.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal, along with various unit and service awards. Lt. Cdr. Brancheau earned a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia. He is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, Fleet Marine Force Officer qualified, Basic Parachutist qualified and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.
Lt. Cmdr. Brancheau is married to the former Jennifer Arvay of Newport, Michigan, who is a registered nurse. They are proud parents of three children.