A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Captain Todd Bruemer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Commissioned in May of 1996, he was designated a naval flight officer in December of 1997 and reported to Fleet Replacement Squadron, Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30), for initial flight training in the P-3C Orion.
Captain Bruemer’s first operational tour was with the “Red Lancers” of VP-10 at NAS Brunswick, Maine where he completed deployments to the Second and Sixth Fleet Area of Responsibility. He was designated a patrol plane tactical coordinator, mission commander and instructor TACCO.
In 2001, he returned to the 562nd Flying Training Squadron at Randolph AFB to serve as an instructor navigator. Captain Bruemer joined the Bureau of Naval Personnel, sea duty component, Dallas, Texas, in 2004 where he served as the administrative officer and maintenance officer. He transitioned to the Full-Time Support community in October 2006. He earned a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies form the Naval War College in June 2007. He reported to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville in December 2007 for his department head tour where he served as the operations officer and deployed to Central and South America in support of counter narcotics operations. During his tenure, the Broadarrows of VP-62 were the recipients of the Noel Davis Battle “E” Award, the Blue “M” Award and CNO’s Safety “S” Award.
In 2010, Captain Bruemer reported to United States Transportation Command where he served as USTRANSCOM Chief of Reserve Affairs and Naval Operational Support Officer. He earned a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego in May 2010 and the JS5 AQD (Level III JQS/JQO) in 2013.
He reported to Navy Recruiting District Chicago in May 2013 as the Executive Officer and assumed command of the district in November 2014. Under his leadership, the command made one hundred percent of missions and earned the coveted Bronze “R” award for three consecutive years.
In June 2016, Captain Bruemer joined the Joint Forces Staff College as Military Faculty. He earned the title Assistant Professor and served as the Deputy Director, Joint Continuing Distance Education School.
He assumed command of Navy Operational Support Center Baltimore in July 2018. The command achieved a 100% mobilization success rate and received Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Component Command, Norfolk Large NOSC of the Year award.