The Bridge is COMPACFLT’s initiative that amplifies an organic Navy network to enable collaboration and idea generation by advancing education, enabling empowerment, stimulating connections, and spurring transition. Success of The Bridge does not hinge on a series of successful ideas, but the ability to create and sustain a culture of change, inspiration, and creativity.

In its simplest form, The Bridge is a belief and a commitment; the belief that the best idea can come from anywhere, and a commitment that no Sailor is ever alone in pursuing a solution.

One idea can be the bridge between imagination and reality. Let us help you bring your deckplate idea to life.

To submit your idea, email

Summer 2017 opportunities

The Bridge at U.S. Pacific Fleet is sponsoring two major events this summer:

  • Innovation Boot Camp
    July 31 – August 4, 2017
    San Diego, California
    Application deadline: June 30, 2017
  • PACFLT Industry Innovation Fellowship (PI2F)
    July 24 – September 1, 2017
    Various locations
    Application deadline: July 9, 2017

Apply now at MD5

Qualified Sailors and Navy civilians are encouraged to apply. Applicants must complete an online application and submit an essay on why they should be chosen. They must also have command endorsement and authorization.

For questions or more information, please contact Ms. Ashley Wang at or Cmdr. Tom Ogden at