Captain Jeffrey Buschmann, USN
Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center
Captain Jeffrey Buschmann assumed command of Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center in March 2021. Prior to his current assignment, he served as assistant chief of staff for intelligence at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.
Raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, CAPT Buschmann graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1997. He received his commission after graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in 1998. He earned a Master of Science in systems engineering from Naval Postgraduate School in 2005.
CAPT Buschmann’s first operational assignment was aboard USS Wadsworth (FFG 9) as the first lieutenant. After earning his qualification as a surface warfare officer, he transferred to Special Boat Team 22 where he served in a variety of operational leadership assignments. After graduating from NPS, he reported to Joint Task Force (JTF) 515, conducting expanded maritime interception operations in support of the South East Asia War on Terrorism.
While serving at JTF 515, he was selected for re-designation as an intelligence officer. Following graduation from Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center, where he served as the Korea Division’s maritime chief and the Combating Terrorism Division’s chief of operations and plans.
In 2007, CAPT Buschmann screened and was selected to serve at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) as the Intelligence Directorate’s operations officer. In 2010, he was selected as director for intelligence for Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 5. Following back-to-back operational milestone assignments, CAPT Buschmann transferred to Navy Personnel Command as the placement branch chief for the information warfare and foreign area officer communities (PERS 474), where he oversaw officer placement for more than 2,400 billets.
In 2014, CAPT Buschmann was selected to return to NSWDG as the director for intelligence.
In the summer of 2017, he transferred to the Center for Information Warfare Training where he served as executive officer.
The combat contributions of the teams with whom he served, were recognized with five Presidential Unit citations, four Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. In addition, he received the Rear Adm. Edwin T. Layton leadership award, and the Naval Intelligence Foundation award for exceptional leadership in intelligence support to the fleet.