Vicksburg native assumes command of Naval Consolidated Brig

Published 9:57 am Thursday, May 2, 2024

Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Friday, April 26.

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joseph M. Brisco Jr., a native of Vicksburg, relieved Cmdr. Ely O. Infante, a native of East Los Angeles as the commanding officer of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston.

Distinguished guests, family, friends and crew of Naval Consolidated Brig were in attendance at the ceremony presided over by RADM Michael Baze, deputy chief of Naval Personnel and commander, Naval Personnel Command.

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“I am both blessed and humbled by the opportunity to lead this exceptional joint service staff in one of the Navy’s most arduous and challenging missions,” Brisco said.

Brisco will be the 24th commanding officer of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston, which includes a detachment in Chesapeake, Va.

Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston and its Chesapeake Detachment is a combined 900-bed military correctional facility staffed by approximately 300 civilian and military personnel and utilized by all Department of Defense components with the capability to house enemy combatants when tasked.

Prior to assuming command, Brisco enlisted in the Navy as an electronics technician in 1996, when he completed Initial training, technical core “A” and “C” and reported on board USS John F Kennedy completing three commander, Fifth Fleet deployments. In his follow-on tour at Naval Computers and Telecommunications Station Jacksonville he was initiated as a Navy chief petty officer and earned his commission via the Limited Duty Officer Program as a mustang officer.

As an officer, he served on board USS Kitty Hawk, USS John L. Hall, Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, USS Green Bay, USS Whirlwind, Naval Forces Southern Command, US Central Command, and most recently as Brig Charleston’s executive officer for the past 18 months. Brisco holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College as well as a master’s degree in human resources development and an MBA from Webster University.