US Coast Guard Yard
Mr. John Bragaw is the Yard's Production Manager. Retired with the rank of Captain from the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Bragaw served as the Yard’s Industrial Manager from 2010 to 20ll. He reported to the SFLC as the SFLC Deputy before his retirement in November 2011. Accepting a civil service position at Coast Guard Headquarters, he served as Deputy Chief, Coast Guard Office of Naval Engineering from 2011 to 2014 before his return to the Yard as Production Manager in June 2014.
Mr. Bragaw graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in l987 with a Bachelors Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Upon his commissioning, he reported to the Cutter ALERT as a Student Engineer. Follow on assignments included Port Engineer at the Naval Engineering Support Unit New York, New York; Chief Engineer on the Cutters DEPENDABLE and DAUNTLESS, Galveston, Texas; Executive Officer of the Naval Engineering Support Unit, Miami, Florida; Commanding Officer of the 47’ Motor Life Boat Project Resident Office, New Orleans, Louisiana; High and Medium Endurance Cutter Platform Manager, Engineering Logistics Center, Baltimore, Maryland, and Deputy Chief, Office of Naval Engineering, Coast Guard Headquarters.
While stationed at the Office of Naval Engineering, Mr. Bragaw served detached duty in Baltimore as the Pre-Commission Commanding Officer of the Standard Boat Asset Project Office (PRO), a new command responsible for the transformation of the Coast Guard’s surface fleet to a new logistics model. He was detailed from the APO to stand up the Coast Guard’s first Surface Asset Product Line under the new modernization model. In August 2009, he completed his detail and returned to the Office of Naval Engineering, eventually reporting to the Yard as Industrial Manager in January 2010.
Mr. Bragaw graduated from Great Mills High School in southern Maryland in l982 and attended one year of college at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, before continuing his education at the Coast Guard Academy. He attained a Master of Science in Engineering Management from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in l999.