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CAPT Wosje

Captain Wosje

Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing FIVE

Captain Wosje graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1993 with a BA in Economics and Computer Applications and was commissioned through NROTC, he entered Aviation Training in January 1994 and earned his Wings of Gold while assigned to Training Squadron VT-22 in Kingsville, Texas, in September 1995. He reported to Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, for training in the FA-18 Hornet at Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-125 “Rough Raiders.”

CAPT Wosje’s operational tours include his first fleet assignment in 1996 at VFA-146 “Blue Diamonds” where he completed two Western Pacific-Arabian Sea deployments with CVW-9 on board USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) and USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH. In 2003, he reported for his Training Officer and Department Head tour with VFA-113 “Stingers” where he deployed to the Western Pacific with CVW-14 on board USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and conducted the initial work-ups for USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). In October 2008, he reported to VFA-15 “Valions” in Virginia Beach, VA, as Executive Officer and assumed command in November 2009. During this tour, he completed one deployment with CVW-8 on board USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and conducted the initial work-ups for USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77).

Ashore, he reported to the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in 2000 where he served as the Operations Officer and Training Officer. Following the completion of his Department Head tour, CAPT Wosje was assigned to the United States Air Force 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) “Hornets” at Tyndall, FL, in 2006 for training in the F-22 Raptor. After completing transition training, he reported in 2006 to the 422nd FS “Green Bats” in Nellis, NV, where he served as Operational Test Director for the F-22 program. From March 2011 to January 2014, he was assigned to the Joint Staff, where he served as Chief of the Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations Division, J39 Global Operations and as the Executive Assistant to the J3 in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. From January 2014 to January 2015, he reported to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), where he served as Deputy Director and Director of the Strike Warfare Branch for the Director of Air Warfare, OPNAV (N98).

He has accumulated over 3,200 flight hours and 700 carrier-arrested landings, primarily in the FA-18 Hornet. His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike and Flight Air Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with various campaign and service awards.

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