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    Community Christian graduate, Navy chief, commissions as naval warrant officer



    Story by Lt. John Stevens 

    Amphibious Squadron 11

    SASEBO, Japan (Dec. 1, 2020) – A high-performing Sailor assigned to Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 11, the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious squadron, has achieved his latest of several career milestones.
    Chief Fire Controlman Jason Mosher, from Alamogordo, New Mexico, was commissioned a chief warrant officer in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 1 aboard Fleet Activities Sasebo. His mastery of his job as an enlisted Sailor assigned to challenging duties with forward-deployed naval forces contributed to his selection to the next tier of naval leadership.
    “My family has supported me throughout my career, and I wouldn’t be here without them,” said Mosher. “Serving overseas definitely brings challenges and sacrifices for families, but the rewards – what it does for your career – ultimately benefited me and my family in the long run.” Mosher’s wife, Melissa, and their 14-year-old son, Mason, attended the ceremony at the base chapel.
    “As a professional, I’ve gotten to see the positive results of my hard work over the last sixteen years, and I owe a lot of that to my faith and family support while being stationed in a part of the world where being at your best is a requirement every day,” said Mosher. He is just the latest example of forward-deployed assignment shaping strong leadership traits and presenting new opportunities to excel at an ever-higher level.
    “I applaud Chief Warrant Officer Mosher and his family for all they’ve experienced and accomplished so far, and I wish them the very best in their next adventure,” said Capt. Richard LeBron, commodore of Amphibious Squadron 11.
    “His achievement is a direct result of being in a part of the world where sustained superior performance is the norm, not the exception,” said LeBron. “We are always here and always ready because of talented professionals like Jason, who continually face and rise above the challenges that come with the job.”
    A graduate of Community Christian School and Thomas Edison State University, Mosher has served 16 years in the Navy, many of which have been here in Japan.
    Mosher joined the Navy in December 2004. His operational assignments include USS Nassau (LHA 4), USS McFaul (DDG 74) and USS Wasp (LHD 1), which was forward-deployed to Sasebo supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific. He has earned the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as both an enlisted surface warfare and aviation warfare specialist.
    Mosher’s first assignment as a commissioned officer will be as Systems Test Officer onboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) – another forward-deployed platform – which operates out of Yokosuka, Japan.
    “It’s another challenging job, but I’m looking forward to it,” said Mosher. “Being stationed in Japan is both a great privilege and a great responsibility. It means we’re always ready to fight and win to defend the values we hold dear as Americans.”
    McCain recently conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in Peter the Great Bay, demonstrating that the U.S. will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows to uphold rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea.
    Amphibious Squadron 11, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to enhance interoperability with allies and partners, and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.



    Date Taken: 12.01.2020
    Date Posted: 12.01.2020 00:54
    Story ID: 383977
    Location: SASEBO, JP 

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