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REAR ADMIRAL (RET) BRUCE LOVELESS, PhD

CONSULTANT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with recent PhD in Leadership Studies

  • Former Corporate Director for Information Warfare at the Pentagon

  • Experience leading diverse, cross-functional, interagency teams

Bruce served in the Navy for over 30 years as an intelligence officer.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and completed the Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University. 

During his Navy career, he sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans aboard aircraft carriers and amphibious ships, served in crisis and conflict in the Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, Horn of Africa, Korean Peninsula, and the southern Philippines, and survived the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.  He has led complex interagency and multinational teams in the Middle East, East Asia, and Washington DC, and managed multi-million dollar programs at the C-suite level, aligning strategy and organizational design with budgets and capabilities, optimized for mission success.  As the Commander of a large intelligence center in Hawaii, he served as the chief executive leader of a diverse 1200-member (military and civilian) organization with geographically dispersed facilities and cross-functional members from multiple government agencies and all U.S. military services.

Bruce is committed to helping organizations be better led.  He has coached emerging leaders and senior executives at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, the consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles, the non-profit Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington, DC, and other regional non-profits in San Diego including the Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Anti-Poverty and The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center.  He recently completed a PhD in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego where he researched advanced methods for executive leader development with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

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