CDR Edward M Crossman
CDR Eddie Crossman is a native of Fayston, Vermont and Kinnelon, New Jersey, a graduate of Admiral Farragut Military Academy High School and United States Naval Academy (1996) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Norwich University in 2003, is a 2010 Georgetown Congressional Fellow and a 2011 graduate of the NATO Defense 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 Legal Officer deploying with the JFK Battlegroup. His second sea tour was with Beachmaster Unit ONE (BMU-1) as Officer In Charge, deploying with the Bonhomme Richard ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU SOC), conducting Operation Southern Watch from Camp Udari Kuwait and the Kabal in Qatar as well as East Timor Humanitarian Assistance Operations, earning the qualification 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 Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as well as anti-piracy patrols with Combined Task Force 150, twice consecutively earning the Battle ‘E’. His fourth sea tour was as Executive Officer USS CARNEY (DDG 64), earning the Battle ‘E’, conducting Basic Phase and INSURV.
Ashore Eddie served at Naval ROTC Unit Norwich University in Northfield VT as a Naval Science Instructor and the regional officer recruiter. Additionally, he served as Flag Aide to the Commander USSOUTHCOM 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.