John L. Brueggeman
La Jolla, California
The Commander Passed August 7, 2016
USS John Paul Jones (DDG 32) 1973 Cruise Book
EXECUTIVE OFFICER Lieutenant Commander John L. Brueggeman entered the University of Colorado in 1957 and was graduated in 1961 earning his commission through the NROTC program at Boulder, Colorado.
In 1968, he entered the Naval Postgraduate School and received a Master of Science degree in Physical Oceanography in 1971.
Upon commissioning the Exec served as First Lieutenant aboard USS Skagit (AKA 105) until 1963 when he was transferred to USS John R. Craig (DD 885) and served as MPA and Chief Engineer.
After detachment from Craig in 1966 he served as Squadron Material Officer on the staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron Three until entering the Postgraduate School in 1968.
Prior to assignment as Executive Officer of USS JOHN PAUL JONES, he was a Senior Advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy in the Mekong Delta from 1971 to 1972.
The Exec is married to the former Darlene Hucking and has two children, Greg and Lisa.
Their home is in Huntington Beach, California