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Michael D. Brasseur

Chief Strategy Officer, Saab Inc.
Founder and Former Commodore – Task Force 59


Michael D. Brasseur founded and served as the first Commodore of Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration. Task Force 59 is dedicated to the rapid integration of Unmanned Systems and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) into Fleet operations to deter malign activity and ensure the free flow of commerce in the waters surrounding the Arabian Peninsula. Prior to standing up Task Force 59, he served as Deputy Commodore of Task Force 55.

Before arriving in Bahrain, Michael served as the Director, for Naval Armaments Cooperation at the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the first Director of NATO’s “Start-up” the Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation & Coordination Cell (MUSIC2). MUSIC2 is the key integrator and accelerator for the NATO MUS Initiative (MUSI) which aims to enhance the Alliance’s capabilities through manned/unmanned teaming. Additionally, he launched and co-chairs the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation Advisory Board (IAB) which brings together an incredibly diverse and talented group of innovators, leaders and doers from around the world to provide advice to NATO on how best to improve, accelerate and scale the NATO MUS Initiative.

Michael believes collaboration in diverse cross-functional teams is critical to solving complex challenges and has a history of building winning teams across all levels of government, including the White House, Pentagon and NATO. He has commanded two warships (Fort Worth LCS - 3 & Whirlwind PC - 11) and served on four others (Underwood FFG -36, Samuel B. Roberts FFG 58, Shamal PC – 13 & Deyo DD – 989) and sailed the world’s oceans with friends and Allies.
Michael is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.S. Chemistry), George Washington University (M.A. Organizational Management) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A. International Relations) and is an Honorary Practice Fellow at the Imperial College of London’s Institute for Security Science and Technology.


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