Bansemer, Brian, LCDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2011-2013, 132X, COMNAVAIRLANT
Previously Held NEC
ST-0412-BQQ-5/5 (V) Submarine Sonar Basic Maintenance Technician
ST-0422-BQQ-5/5 (Series) Submarine Sonar Advanced Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1986 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Plank Owner
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

Joint Forces Command Master Training Specialist


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA)
  2011, Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

After 27 years of faithfully serving the country in the military, I am now using my skills and abilities to serve its people by helping them with all of their real estate needs!  Specific beliefs I strive to achieve:




  • Treat others with respect and dignity

  • Be kind and understanding

  • Honesty truly is the best policy

  • K.I.S.S. - Keep it Simple Stan

  • If you see something wrong - fix it

  • Attention to detail is required in all that we do

  • There is plenty of time to sleep later - get the job done now

  • Praise in public, chastise in private


   
Other Comments:

Personal Background



How I got here:



I began my military career as a Medic, then an Electrician, and finally settled in as a Submarine Sonar Technician where I was the guy listening to the whales and dolphins. I spent the next few years operating and maintaining this electrical, electronic, & mechanical system culminating in my becoming the team leader. I took my expertise and operational skills and put them to work as the Lead Instructor of a 24-week advanced employment school. I enjoyed teaching so much that I used my off time to earn a BS degree in Workforce Education & Development. 



That degree propelled me from working under the ocean to flying above it in the Navy's premier Command and Control Aircraft. Flying off of aircraft carriers was awesome! In the air I operated the radar and communication systems and was responsible for mission success; while on the ground I was the Legal Officer, Maintenance Officer, Aviation Safety Officer, and Asst. Operations Officer. Next I began working with contractors from L-3, SAIC, BAE, Lockheed Martin, and others in testing new Command, Control, Communication, and Computer (C4) systems and procedures. After a couple of years of leading edge technology work I was sent to Baghdad Iraq for a year to assist with the reconstruction of that country's banking infrastructure and monitor their budget expenditures. After Iraq I became the Training Officer for a 450-person department. My final two years was spent getting simulator and aircraft system needs into the DoD budget while monitoring implementation. I also used that time to earn an MBA with an HR concentration.



Education and Training



Master of Business Administration with Distinction – concentration in HR, Keller Graduate School of Management, October 2011 – February 2013    



Bachelor of Science – Workforce Education & Development, Suma Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, August 1999 – October 2000



Awards And Designations



Military Awards:



1 Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Joint Commendation Medals, 1 Navy Commendation Medal, 5 Navy Achievement Medals, various letters of appreciation/commendation.



Areas of Expertise




  • Buyer's Agent

  • Seller's Agent

  • Competitive Market Analysis

  • Military Personnel and Veterans 


   
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
From Month/Year
September / 2001
To Month/Year
December / 2099

Description
"Operation Enduring Freedom" (OEF) is the current official name used by the U.S. government for the War in Afghanistan, together with a number of smaller military actions, under the umbrella of the Global "War on Terror" (GWOT).

The operation was originally called "Operation Infinite Justice", but as similar phrases have been used by adherents of several religions as an exclusive description of God, it is believed to have been changed to avoid offense to Muslims, who are the majority religion in Afghanistan. U.S. President George W. Bush's remark that "this crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while", which prompted widespread criticism from the Islamic world, may also have contributed to the renaming of the operation.

The Operation comprises several subordinate operations:

Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines (OEF-P, formerly Operation Freedom Eagle)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa (OEF-HOA)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Pankisi Gorge (completed in 2004)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara (OEF-TS; see also Insurgency in the Maghreb)
Operation Enduring Freedom – Caribbean and Central America (OEF-CCA)
The term "OEF" typically refers to the war in Afghanistan. Other operations, such as the Georgia Train and Equip Program, are only loosely or nominally connected to OEF, such as through government funding vehicles. All the operations, however, have a focus on counterterrorism activities.

Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan, which is a joint U.S., U.K. and Afghan operation, is separate from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), which is an operation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations including the U.S. and U.K. The two operations run in parallel, and although it has been intended that they merge for some time, this has not yet happened.

Overview
In response to the attacks of 11 September, the early combat operations that took place on 7 October 2001 to include a mix of strikes from land-based B-1 Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress bombers, carrier-based F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet fighters, and Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from both U.S. and British ships and submarines signaled the start of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-A).

The initial military objectives of OEF-A, as articulated by President George W. Bush in his 20 September Address to a Joint Session of Congress and his 7 October address to the country, included the destruction of terrorist training camps and infrastructure within Afghanistan, the capture of al-Qaeda leaders, and the cessation of terrorist activities in Afghanistan."

In January 2002, over 1,200 soldiers from the United States Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) deployed to the Philippines to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in their push to uproot terrorist forces on the island of Basilan. Of those groups included are Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah.[8] The operation consisted of training the AFP in counter-terrorist operations as well as supporting the local people with humanitarian aid in Operation Smiles.

In October 2002, the Combined Task Force 150 and United States military Special Forces established themselves in Djibouti at Camp Lemonnier. The stated goals of the operation were to provide humanitarian aid and patrol the Horn of Africa to reduce the abilities of terrorist organizations in the region. Similar to OEF-P, the goal of humanitarian aid was emphasised, ostensibly to prevent militant organizations from being able to take hold amongst the population as well as reemerge after being removed.

The military aspect involves coalition forces searching and boarding ships entering the region for illegal cargo as well as providing training and equipment to the armed forces in the region. The humanitarian aspect involves building schools, clinics and water wells to enforce the confidence of the local people.

Since 2001, the cumulative expenditure by the U.S. government on Operation Enduring Freedom has exceeded $150 billion.

The operation continues, with military direction mostly coming from United States Central Command.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 2001
To Month/Year
December / 2001
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as a member of the Bear Aces (VAW-124).

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Abbot, Anthony, PO3, (2000-2004)
  • Abbott, Aaron, PO2, (1997-2009)
  • Abbott, Bill, PO2, (1985-2006)
  • Abbott, Joseph, PO2, (2003-2011)
  • Abbott, Matthew, PO2, (2000-2007)
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  • Abel, Ed, PO3, (2002-2006)
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