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Rear Admiral Bruce B. Engelhardt

Career assignments: Rear Admiral Bruce B. Engelhardt has been the President and CEO of Navy Mutual Aid Association since 2005. He considers it an honor and privilege to guide this non-profit, A+-rated Veterans Service Organization which was established in 1879 to provide financial products and security for sea servicemembers and their families.

Rear Admiral Engelhardt served as a submarine officer for 33 years and commanded the fast attack submarine USS DRUM (SSN 677), Submarine Squadron 7 in Pearl Harbor, HI, and Submarine Group 9 in Bangor WA.

His other assignments include: Budget Officer (N82) Department of the Navy; Deputy Director, Submarine Warfare Division, Office of Chief of Naval Operations; Deputy Director for Resources and Requirements on the Joint Staff (J8); Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems).

Education: Rear Admiral Engelhardt graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972 with a B.S. in Physics. He received a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and has earned certification as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University. He received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (two awards) in addition to other personal and unit awards.