|CAPT Frank J. Olmo
Chief of Staff
Capt. Frank Olmo, a native of Harrington Park, N.J., received his degree in Business Finance from Arizona State University and was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School in March 1986.
Upon his commissioning, Olmo was assigned to USS England (CG 22) in San Diego, Calif., where he served as the Boilers Officer, Auxiliary and Electrical Officer, and First Lieutenant and deployed to the Arabian Gulf. He then joined the commissioning crew of USS Gettysburg (CG 64) in Mayport, Fla., serving as the Communications and Strike Warfare Officer from December 1989 to March 1993 and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea.
After graduating Department Head School in October 1993, he reported to USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in San Diego, Calif., filling the Weapons Control Officer and Combat Systems Officer billets and deployed to the Arabian Gulf. In October 1996, Olmo was assigned to Carrier Group ONE (CCG 1) and served as the Strike Warfare Officer.
In March 1998, he attended the Naval Command and Staff College in Newport, R.I., where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Upon completion, he was assigned to USS Carney (DDG 64) in Mayport, Fla., where he served as Executive Officer from October 1999 to February 2001. After a successful deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, he detached from Carney and reported to Missile Defense Agency in Washington, DC, where he served in the Joint Warfighter Support and Concepts Directorate.
From October 2005 through April 2007, Olmo served as Commanding Officer of USS Mahan (DDG 72). During his tour, Mahan deployed as Flagship for Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE, and won the 2006 Battle Efficiency Award, the Golden Anchor Award for retention excellence, and the Bloodhound Award for Anti-Submarine Warfare excellence.
From April 2007 to October 2008, he was assigned to United States Fleet Forces Command as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the commander. From March 2009 to January 2011, Olmo served as Commanding Officer of USS Anzio (CG 68). During his tour, Anzio deployed as Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) Flagship in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, and won the 2009 Battle Efficiency Award. From January 2011 through July 2013, he was assigned to Navy Air and Missile Defense Command as the Chief of Staff.
Olmo’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and various service and unit awards. In 2007, he was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.