CHIEF OF STAFF
CAPTAIN Christopher P. Ramsden
A native of Windham, NH, CAPT Ramsden graduated from Pinkerton Academy and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Norwich University (1989) and a Master's of Science in National Resource Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University (2008). Additionally, he is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University's Senior Acquisition Course.
CAPT Ramsden’s sea tours include a first tour in Patrol Squadron TWENTY-SIX, Brunswick, Maine, deploying to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and twice to Sigonella, Sicily supporting Operations DESERT CALM, SOUTHERN WATCH and SHARP GUARD. A disassociated sea tour aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS as Operations Administration Officer, Command Security Manager and Officer of the Deck, completing an Arabian Gulf deployment and home port change to San Diego, CA, and a department head tour with Patrol Squadron FIVE, Jacksonville FL where he served as Tactics, Training and Operations Officer during deployments to Keflavik, Iceland and Sigonella, Sicily.
His shore tours include an assignment with Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic/Task Force Eight Four in Norfolk, Virginia as Flag Lieutenant deploying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with JTF-160 during Operation SEA SIGNAL where he assumed the additional duties of Flag Secretary and Personal Security Officer, a shore tour with Patrol Squadron THIRTY as a Fleet Replacement Squadron NFO Instructor and Fleet Training Officer in the newly established Weapons Tactics Unit and a tour with PMA-205/290 in Patuxent River, MD where he served as the Assistant Program Manager for Training Systems (APMTS) for the P-8A Poseidon. Additionally, he served as the Deputy Director for Battlespace Awareness (BA) and BA Functional Capability Board Lead, managing DoD requirements and resources in the BA portfolio for the Joint Staff, J2 in the Pentagon and Vice Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.
His command tours include the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron EIGHT deploying in 2006 to the 5th and 7th Fleet AOR's in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, OIC, Task Force FIVE SEVEN (CTF-75) Forward in Manama, Bahrain, and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TWO in Kaneohe HI.