Capt. Mike Mosbruger commissioned through NROTC at Norwich University, earning a Bachelor’s of Architecture. He also completed a Master’s of Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, and received the George L. Phillips award for Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES). The son of a career Air Force Officer, he calls Phoenixville, Pennsylvania home.
At sea, he deployed to the 5th Fleet aboard USS San Jacinto (CG 56) as the Electrical Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant, and served aboard USS Nicholson (DD 982) as the Training Officer. He deployed to the 7th Fleet aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) and the 6th Fleet aboard USS Normandy (CG 60), both as Chief Engineer.
More recently, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (N3) on the US 6th Fleet staff, embarked on USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19).
His shore assignments include the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N51 Strategy and Policy), and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD (Policy)). At OSD(P), he worked in the Force Development office on the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review team, the Strategy office as the Chief of Staff, and the Strategy, Plans, and Forces Office as the Deputy Under Secretary’s Military Assistant. He became a Joint Qualified Officer in 2012.
His first command tour was at Navy Recruiting District Phoenix, where his Sailors earned the Silver “R” for recruiting excellence as the top district in Navy Recruiting Region West (2014, 2015), and the Gold “R” as the top district in the Nation (2015). He then served as Executive Assistant to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command in Millington, TN. He is currently serving as Commanding Officer of Navy’s first Expeditionary Sea Base permanently forward deployed to the 5th Fleet.