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Alphonso Braggs



Alphonso Braggs, MBA

Mr. Braggs was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and became active in politics and community service at an early age. After graduating from John T. Hoggard high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and completed over 26 years of honorable service retiring in January 2004. At sea, he served onboard nuclear submarines sailing throughout the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. He completed 10 arduous deployments, including an extended combat deployment to the Arabian Gulf. He is expressly proud that his final deployment included surfacing at the North Pole. Ashore, he was assigned as military secretary on the personal staff of the Secretary of the Navy, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. and as Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Submarine Force, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Following retirement, he worked in the private sector as the Operations Director for Angel Network Charities, Inc. In May, 2007, he returned to government service at the Treasury Department and transferred to the Defense Department in 2009. He currently serves as a senior management analyst with the Department of the Navy. Fully engaged in community building, he mentors youth, adults, and aspiring entrepreneurs. He is a devoted Life Skills Coach and lifelong social justice advocate. Mr. Braggs is a proud father, grandfather, and loves the great outdoors, teaching, and writing. He is the author of several books and poems including, “The Legacy of My Blackberry Seed – Unfinished Conversations with My Father.”

Alphonso Braggs, MBA

• Blacks in Government – *Pacific Ocean Chapter (2008-present); Life Member; Parliamentarian (2010)(2021-

present); Charter Member (2008 – 2011)

  • Hawaii Department of Education – *Civil Rights Compliance Advisory Committee (2019 – present)
  • National Treasury Employees Union – *IRS Division Union Steward (2008 – 2009)
  • National Summit on Africa – *Co-Chair Hawaii State Plans and Policy Committee (1999 – 2000); Delegate National Summit on Africa (2000)

• Navy and Marine Corps African American Heritage Association of Hawaii – *President, (1999 – 2000); Vice President, (1998 – 1999)

  • US Commission on Civil Rights – *State Advisory Committee Member (2017-present)
  • Wilmington City Council – *Youth Member (1975-1978); *Director of Schools (1976-1978); *Administrative

    Assistant to the Council President (1977-1978)


• Rotary Club – *Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu (2021 – present) CIVIL RIGHTS:


  • Japanese American Citizens League – *Honolulu Chapter Board of Directors (2005- present)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – *National Board of Directors (2016 – present); National Policy and Resolutions Committee (2009-present); National Veterans Affairs Committee (2016-present); National International Affairs Committee (2016-present) (Vice Chair-2019-present); National Political Action and Legislative Affairs Committee (2016-present) (Chair-2019-present); National Religious Affairs Committee (2017- present); National Environment Climate Justice Committee (2018-present); Strategic Partnership Committee (2018- present); Western Region (Region 1); Chair, Pacific Rim Area (Korea; Japan; Guam; Hawaii) (2005 – 2009); *California-Hawaii State Conference; Member, Executive Committee (2015-2018); Member, Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committee (2021-present); *Honolulu-Hawaii Branch; President (2004 – present); Vice President (2003 – 2004); Host, NAACP Today Show (Public Television) (2006-2012); Facilitator, Project NAM Oahu Women’s Correctional Center (2012 – present); Facilitator, Project NAM Halawa Men’s Prison (2020 – present); Life member


• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – *National Commission on Civic Engagement (2019 – present); *NAACP Strategic Partnership Liaison (2018 – present); *Mu Beta Lambda Chapter; President (2020 – present); Chair, Education Committee (2012); Member (2010 – 2019); Life Member

• Prince Hall Freemasonry – *Grand Lodge of Hawaii, District 1, PHA; Grand Lecturer (2020-present); Chair, Comptroller Board – (2019-2020); Vice Chair, Comptroller Board – (2014-2015); Grand Junior Warden (2013-2014); Special Deputy Grandmaster for Civic Engagement (2017-2018); Grand Junior Deacon (2012-2013); Past Master of the Year (2019); *Doris Miller Lodge #6; Secretary (2018-Present);Past Master (2018-Present); Charter Member (2018); Assistant Secretary (2018); *New Hope Lodge #3; Secretary (2015); Past Master (2011-2018); Lodge of the Year (2011); Worshipful Master (2010-2011); Senior Warden (2009-2010); Junior Warden (2008-2009); Treasurer (2006-2008); Master Mason on Site (2005); *New Hope Chapter #2 Order of the Eastern Stars, PHA (2014 – present); Associate Patron (2017) (2019-present); Secretary (2015); Sentinel (2014); Knights of Pythagoras (2012)

• Prince Hall Scottish Rite Freemasonry – *Grand Orient of Hawaii, Valley of Honolulu; Grand Inspector General (330) (2014); Grand Minister of State (2018 – present); *Doris Miller Consistory No. 388 ; Commander in Chief, (2013 – 2015); Charter Member (2013); *Cosmopolitan Consistory No. 291 (2009-2012); Thrice Illustrious Master – 2011; Minister of State -2010

• Prince Hall York Rite Freemasonry – *Hughes De Payens Commandery (2007 – present); Eminent Commander (2020 – present); Treasurer – 2008; Captain General – 2009; Generalissimo – 2010 – 2011, 2019; *Mt. Moriah Council of Royal and Select Masters (2007 – present); Deputy Master (2020 – present); Sentinel, 2008, 2009 ; Charter Member (2007); *Aloha Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons (2007 – present); Captain of the Host (2019 – present); Master of the Third Vail – 2009, 2010; Sentinel – 2008

• Prince Hall Shriners – *AEAONMS PHA; *Honorary Past Imperial Potentate (2021 – present); *Imperial Civic Engagement Committee (2021 – present); *Imperial Ambassador at Large (2015 – present); *NAACP Strategic Partnership Liaison (2018 – present); *Legion of Honor Society (Inducted 2009); *Desert of Hawaii, Oasis of Honolulu; Chair of Civic Engagement (2019-present); Takbir Temple #227 (2007-present); Past Potentate (2013-present); Illustrious Potentate (2011); Chief Rabban (2010); Treasurer – 2008, 2009, 2013; Captain of the Guard 2018 – present)


*Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; USA; Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (2021)
*University of Phoenix, Honolulu, HI, USA; Master of Business Administration (2011) *University of Phoenix, Honolulu, HI; USA; Bachelor of Science – Business Management (2009) *John T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC; USA; Diploma (1978)