Sunday, August 3, 2014

Captain James E. Brokaw retires after 41 years of Service

Captain V, RDML Filipowski and Captain James E. Brokaw

FORT GORDON, Ga. (NNS) -- Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia's commanding officer retired after 41 years of naval service, Aug. 1.

Capt. James E. Brokaw leaves the Sailors, civilians, and family members of NIOC Georgia with a lasting impression.

"He enabled Sailors to focus on unity of command and gave them the freedom to focus on operations," recalled Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Ryan Roe, leading chief petty officer of one of 32 divisions Brokaw led.

"He [was] my fourth commanding officer," said Nikol Berns, executive assistant to Brokaw, "but he was the first CO to ask 'How can we do what we do and make it fun?' and actually accomplish it."


HMS Defiant said...

Honestly and seriously, the quote? It amounts to, "he just stayed home." I know I'm not a 'warheads on foreheads' kind of guy but was there nothing to say about his role in the missions and purpose of the command?

Focus on unity of command? WTF is that? "Freedom to focus on operations?" WTF is that except, 'stayed out of the way' while we did our jobs?

Anonymous said...

fair winds and following seas, sir! Well done and congratulations on your career.

Mike Lambert said...


Go away. Or give me an example.