U.S.S. Little Rock
Commanding Officer Biography

Brian Crosby

08 May 2020 - Current

Page last updated: 18 February, 2021

CDR Brian Crosby

Commander Brian Crosby is a native of North Carolina. He obtained his commission as a Surface Warfare Officer from the United States Naval Academy in 2001, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in English.

Commander Crosby completed his division officer tours aboard USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) as Damage Control Assistant, deploying to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Training Officer aboard USS DEWERT (FFG 45) conducting Counter Narcotic Operations in the 4th Fleet AOR. As a department head he was Operations Officer onboard USS O'KANE (DDG 77) home-ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and USS COWPENS (CG 63) forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan. He was Commanding Officer of Patrol Coastal Crew MIKE and subsequently USS TYPHOON upon the ending of rotational crewing. During his command USS TYPHOON was awarded the 2014 Battle "E" award for Patrol Coastal Squadron One.

During his shore tours he attended Naval Postgraduate School, receiving a Master's Degree in Systems Engineering Analysis and completing Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. His most recent tour was as Sea Power / Surface Warfare Analyst, in Assessments Division (N81) on the OPNAV Staff

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards.

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