Keith J. Bushey
Commanding Officer - NTAG Southwest
04 April 2022
Cmdr. Keith J. Bushey hails from Speigletown, New York, and enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman in 1994. In 1998, he was selected to attend the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training program. Cmdr. Bushey graduated from Fordham University in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy and received his commission from the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program that same year. Cmdr. Bushey earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University in 2012. He is certified as a Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Cmdr. Bushey holds dual subspecialties in Manpower Systems Analysis and Operations Analysis.
A former Selected Reservist, Cmdr. Bushey, was assigned to the USS DOYLE (FFG-39). In 2005, he was recalled to active duty to as a Navy Reserve Canvasser Recruiter at Navy Recruiting District New York where he specialized in Navy Reserve Medical accessions. After completing his active duty recall, Cmdr. Bushey re-affiliated with the Navy Reserve as a member of the OPNAV- N1, Navy Total Force unit.
In 2011, Cmdr. Bushey was again recalled to active duty as Branch Head, Navy Reserve Medical Accessions at PERS-9, Career Transition Office. In the spring of 2013, Cmdr. Bushey was selected for re-designation into the Navy Human Resources Training and Administration of the Reserves community.
Cmdr. Bushey next served as Director, Navy Reserve Accessions, Navy Recruiting Command Headquarters. There he established create a division specifically dedicated to Navy Reserve accessions and hired a team of seven regionally assigned Navy Reserve Officer Recruiters responsible for the entire Navy Veteran and Other Service Veteran recruiting mission. This department was the precursor to Navy Recruiting Reserve Command.
Cmdr. Bushey’s follow-on tour was with Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, where he worked as Branch Head, Selected Reserve Enlisted Assignments. He led a team of 12 Sailors in the assignment of 37,000 Enlisted Navy Reservists to billets in support of Active Component requirements.
Cmdr. Bushey’s follow on tour was Commanding Officer, Navy Reserve Center West Palm Beach, from October 2017 to July 2020. There, he was responsible for the strategic and timely mobilization of more than 300 Selected Reservists.
In August 2020, Cmdr. Bushey reported to Navy Talent Acquisition Group Southwest as the Executive Officer. He assumed command in May of 2022. As Commanding Officer, he is tasked with leveraging an inspirational culture to inform, attract, influence and hire the highest quality candidates from America's diverse talent pool to allow America's Navy to assure mission success and establish the foundation for Sailors to thrive in a life-changing experience.
Cmdr. Bushey’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 Awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal and various other unit and service awards.