Bruce Loveless

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Bruce Loveless
RADM Bruce Loveless.jpg
Born Chicago, Illinois
Allegiance USA
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1982-Present
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Commands held
  • Director of Intelligence Operations, U.S. Navy

Bruce Loveless is a retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. His last Naval position that he retired from in late 2016 was Corporate Director for Information Warfare (N2/N6C) at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (DCNO) for Information Warfare (N2/N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI).


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1986

Master of Science, Naval Postgraduate School, 1994

Postgraduate Fellow, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2003

Master of Science, National Defense University, 2009

Military career[edit]

At sea and during operational assignments, he served as air intelligence officer for Tactical Air Control Squadron 21 deploying to the Mediterranean Sea in USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2); staff intelligence officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet, forward-deployed to Manama, Bahrain, participating in Operations Desert Storm, Desert Strike, Southern Watch, Vigilant Sentinel, and Vigilant Warrior in Iraq, and United Shield in Somalia; assistant intelligence officer for Carrier Group Four and NATO Striking Force Atlantic, sailing the Western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea in each U.S. Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier and USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); assistant chief of staff for Intelligence (N2) for Carrier Strike Group Five, Battle Force Seventh Fleet (CTF 70), and U.S. Seventh Fleet, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, sailing the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean in USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19); and director of Intelligence (J2) for Joint Task Force 515 participating in Operation Enduring Freedom – The Philippines (OEF-P).

Ashore, he served at the Navy Operational Intelligence Center in Suitland, Md., and with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS J2) and Director of Naval Intelligence (OPNAV N2) at the Pentagon. Most recently, he commanded U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center (PACOM JIOC), Pearl Harbor from 2009 to 2012.

Corruption scandal[edit]

On November 8, 2013, the Navy temporarily relieved RAdm. Loveless of his duties and suspended his security clearance in connection with an NCIS bribery investigation involving Singapore-based defense contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.[1][2] The Daily Mail reported; "Rear Admiral Bruce Loveless, one of [Vice Admiral Ted] Branch's deputies, has also had his access to classified information suspended."[3]

He was arrested in March 2017 following his indictment for corruption by the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego for taking bribes from Leonard Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis, a Singapore-based defense contractor who has already pleaded guilty to defrauding the Navy of tens of millions of dollars.[4]

Three year security clearance suspension[edit]

In 2016, it was reported that both Loveless and Branch were still functioning in their roles, yet were "barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013", due to the suspension tied to the investigation.[5]

Military awards and decorations[edit]

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal (with one gold award star)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon
Bronze star
Navy Expeditionary Medal (with one bronze service star)
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Bronze star
Silver star
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

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