Captain Erin Osborne graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 1995 with a BS in Pre-Med Studies, Biology. Upon commissioning she began primary flight training at VT-27, NAS Corpus Christi, TX.
Her first operational assignment was to Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1998. During this tour she completed deployments to Diego Garcia, BIOT and Kadena, Japan.
In 2001, CAPT Osborne reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), Jacksonville, Florida as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor.
CAPT Osborne reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Norfolk, Virginia in 2004. There she participated in the homeport change to San Diego, CA while serving as the V-2 Division Officer and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf.
In 2006 she reported to Special Projects Patrol Squadron Two (VPU-2), Kaneohe Bay, HI where she served as the Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. She acted as Officer in Charge and Mission Commander on nine detachments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti in support of the Global War on Terror from 2006-2009.
In 2009 CAPT Osborne reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington DC as the Branch Chief for the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Defeat Branch, J65A and representative to Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).
In 2011 CAPT Osborne reported to Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) as the Executive Officer and became the Commanding Officer in 2012. As Commanding Officer of VP-5 CAPT Osborne deployed to Kadena, Japan. Upon return from deployment, VP-5 transitioned to the P-8A Poseidon.
Following her Command tour in 2013, CAPT Osborne reported as Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Air Forces in San Diego, CA.
In 2016 CAPT Osborne graduated from National War College with a degree in National Security Strategy. Following graduation, CAPT Osborne reported to OPNAV N802 as the Strategic Communications and Alignment Branch Head.
In June 2018, CAPT Osborne reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN as Deputy Commodore and assumed command as the 42nd Commodore of Wing TEN in October 2019.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike/Flight Award (5), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3) and various other unit and service awards.