|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1982-Present|
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
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.
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. 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."
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.
Three year security clearance suspension
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.
Military awards and decorations
- Whitlock, Craig (November 8, 2013). "Two admirals face probe in Navy bribery scheme". Washington Post. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- Perry, Tony (November 8, 2013). "Two admirals under investigation in Navy bribery scandal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- Gillman, Ollie (January 28, 2016). "Admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has been barred from seeing military secrets". Daily Mail Online. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
- Admiral, seven others charged with corruption in new ‘Fat Leonard’ indictment The Washington Post, March 14, 2017
- Craig Whitlock, "The admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has not been allowed to see military secrets for years" Washington Post, January 28, 2016