Captain Eric Malbrunot

Published on May 21, 2018

Surface Warfare Officer | France

Captain Eric Malbrunot

Captain Eric Malbrunot is a surface warfare officer specialized in communications and information systems. He has deployed across the globe on aircraft carriers, frigates and destroyers, in the Mediterranean Sea, the West Indies, the Gulf of Guinea, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf.

His service includes command of the Commandant Ducuing (2004-2005) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the La Fayette-class frigate Guépratte (2011-2013), deployed in the Indian Ocean for Operation Atalanta against Somali-based piracy. He commanded the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle from 2015-2017, deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf for the Arromanches 2 and Arromanches 3 missions.

Ashore, he was assigned as Combat System Engineer for the second Aircraft Carrier Project (2006-2007) and was aide-de-camp to the President of the French Republic (2007-2009).

Born in 1970 in Saint Cloud, France, Captain Malbrunot graduated in 1992 from the French Naval Academy and from the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI, in 2006. He has an engineering degree from Télécom Paris Tech, as well as a Nuclear Security degree.


Watch the exclusive video interview with Captain Eric Malbrunot on how to ensure social, mental and emotional wellbeing for aircraft carriers crew members.

Read the article on the Panel Discussion focused on Workers in Atypical Environments: “Keeping Workers Connected When the Office is Outer Space” to which he participated.

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