USS CARNEY


CDR Edward M Crossman
Commanding Officer

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CDR Eddie Crossman is a native of Fayston, Vermont and Kinnelon, New Jersey who graduated from Admiral Farragut Military Academy High School and in 1996 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Scence degree in Politcal Science. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Norwich University and is a 2010 Georgetown Congressional Fellow and a 2011 graduate of the NATO Defence College, Rome Italy.  

His initial sea tour was in the USS THOMAS S. GATES(CG 51) in Norfolk VA and Pascagoula MS as the Ordnance Officer and the Legal Offcer deploying with the JFK Battlegroup. His second sea tour was with Beachmaster Unit ONE(BMU-1) as the Officer in Charge, deploying with the Bonhomme Richard ARG and 15th Marine Expedtionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), conducting Operation Souther Watch from Camp Udari Kuwait and the Kabal in Qatar as well as East Timor Humanitarian Assistance Operations, earning the qualifications as a Small Craft Officer in Charge. His third sea tour was in the USS MASON (DDG 87) as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer, deploying three times to the Arabian Gulf and Horn of Africa with the HARRY S. TRUMAN and EISENHOWER Strike Groups conducting Maritime Security Operations in  Support of the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedon and Operation Enduring Freedom as well as anti-piracy patrols with Combined Task Force 150, twice consecutively earning the Battle 'E'.

Ashore Eddie served as Naval ROTC Unit Norwich University in Northfield VT as a Naval Science Instructor and the regional offcer recruiter for the Northeast Region. Additional, he serverd as Flag aide to the Commander USSOUTCOM and served as Special Assistant to the Commander USSOUTHCOM for Congressional Affairs. He has also served as Defense Fellow to Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), the ranking member of the Senate Seapower Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He is presently Commanding Officer of the USS CARNEY (DDG 64) in Mayport, Florida. Eddie and his wife Lindsay have three children, Carson and Kaelynn and Madeline Quinn.