|CAPT William F. Mosk|
Chief of Staff (February 2012 - April 2015)
Captain William F. Mosk is a native of Southern California and graduated from UCLA in 1983 with a degree in Economics. Entering the Navy through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program, he was commissioned an Ensign in May 1985.
Designated as a Naval Flight Officer in March 1986, his initial fleet assignment was to Patrol Squadron SIX at NAS Barbers Point, HI. In 1990 Captain Mosk was selected for the Pilot Transition program and was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1991. Since then he has served in several Patrol Squadrons including Patrol Squadron FORTY-NINE and Patrol Squadron FIVE at NAS Jacksonville, FL and Patrol Squadron TEN at NAS Brunswick, ME, deploying world-wide. While deployed to the Mediterranean in 1999, Captain Mosk flew 44 combat missions in support of Operation Allied Forces.
Captain Mosk has also served at sea onboard PCU JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in Norfolk, VA from 1995 to 1996 as Operations Administrative Officer and Officer of the Deck (underway). From 2004 to 2006 he served in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) as Navigator during a combat cruise in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
Captain Mosk’s staff jobs include serving with United States Joint Forces Command in 1999 to 2001 as C4I Systems Modernization Branch Chief. In 2006, Captain Mosk reported to U.S. Fleet Forces Command where he served as the Current Operations Officer responsible for Maritime Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
Captain Mosk’s command tours include U.S. Naval Activities, Spain and Naval Station Rota, Spain from 2008 to 2011 and Training Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VT 35) in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from 2001 to 2004.
In February 2012, Captain Mosk reported onboard Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE as Chief of Staff.
He has accumulated over 4500 flight hours in the P-3B/C Orion and the TC-12B Huron.
Captain Mosk's military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals as well as numerous other unit and service decorations. He was also awarded the Spanish Naval Cross of Merit (with white distinction) by the Spanish Ministry of Defense.