Captain Daniel Brunk joined DARPA as the U.S. Navy operational liaison in 2017. He previously served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Operations and Plans Division as the Ocean Systems and Nuclear Matters branch head.
His sea tours have included command of USS HELENA (SSN 725) and executive officer of USS NEVADA (SSBN 733) Gold Crew. He has deployed to the Western Pacific, the Northern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, and completed three Strategic Deterrent Patrols. While in command he participated in Ice Exercise 2009 spending 30 days submerged under the Arctic pack ice. Shore tours have included deputy director of the Farragut Technical Analysis Center at the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Intelligence Directorate, the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board, and a company officer at the U.S. Naval Academy.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Meritorious Service Medals.
He holds a Master of Science in engineering management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in control systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
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