Commodore, Afloat Training Group Atlantic
Raised in northern Minnesota and upstate New York, Captain Terry Mosher is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
His initial sea tour was in USS DONALD B. BEARY (FF 1085) as the Electronics Material Officer and subsequently as the Main Propulsion Assistant where he completed an extended deployment that included multi-carrier operations against Libyan forces. His second division officer tour was aboard USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) as Fire Control Officer and Navigator, which included a deployment to the Indian Ocean and North Arabian Sea. Subsequent sea tours included service as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS BARRY (DDG 52), completing deployments to Haiti, Bosnia as part of Operation Sharp Guard, and the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Vigilant Warrior. He served as Executive Officer in USS NORMANDY (CG 60) and then as Flag Secretary for Commander, Second Fleet/Commander, NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic.
Captain Mosher commanded USS MAHAN (DDG 72) from March 2002 through January 2004 completing a deployment with the GEORGE WASHINGTON Battle Group. MAHAN won the Battle “E” under his command. He also commanded USS COWPENS (CG 63) in Yokosuka, Japan from May 2006 through March 2008 where he also served as the Air Defense Commander for the KITTY HAWK Strike Group.
Ashore, Captain Mosher has served on the OPNAV N6 staff as the Advanced Tactical Data Links Requirements Officer. He later served on the staff of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation as the Director of the NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration. After his Major Command tour, he served on the OPNAV N86 staff as the Branch Head for Surface Ship Combat Systems and Integration. Captain Mosher assumed command of Afloat Training Group Atlantic in December 2009.
Captain Mosher studied in the Weapons Systems curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA from 1990-1992, where he earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Science. He also has proven subspecialties in Combat Systems and Joint Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C4I).
Captain Mosher’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy League’s Stephen Decatur Award for Operational Competence, and various campaign and unit decorations.