July 6, 2010
Issaquah grad promoted to rear admiral
Captain Brett C. Heimbigner was recently selected for rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.
Heimbigner, the son of Cameron and Kris Heimbigner, of Sammamish, graduated from Issaquah High School in 1983.
Heimbigner joined the Navy immediately after graduating from the University of Washington in 1987. Over a 22-year career as an intelligence officer, he has deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for more than 30 months with Special Operations Forces, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star medals.
Heimbigner is the commanding officer of the Joint Intelligence Center, Central Command, under Gen. David Petraeus, in Tampa, Fla.
Heimbigner is married with two children.