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Rear Admiral Ellison hails from Weymouth,
Massachusetts. After graduation from Weymouth High
School in 1965. he participated in the Reserve Officer
Candidate program while attending the Boston
University College ofEngineering. In 1966. he entered
the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1970 with a
Bachelor ofScience degree and a Commission as Ensign
in the U.S. Navy. Rear Admiral Ellison's operational,
educational. and staff experiences are extensive.
Rear Admiral Ellison has completed eight
operational sea tours with five of seven deployments in
crisis related operations. He was Combat Systems
Officer in USS VIRGINIA QCGN-385 during the Iranian
Hostage Crisis in the early Eighties. During Cold War
tensions with the Soviet Union. he operated in the
Mediterranean as Executive Officer in USS VOGE QFF
10473. As Commanding Officer in USS KIDD QDDG
9935, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf in Desert Shield
Desert Storm. Serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for
Ops and Plans on the staff of Commander, Cruiser
Destroyer Group Eight, and as Commanding Officer iri
USS YORKTOWN CCG 483, he operated in the
Mediterranean supporting .Ioint!Coalition efforts during
Adriatic Hostilities. Rear Admiral Ellison is currently
Commander South Atlantic Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Rear Admiral Ellison's educational experiences
are diverse. From 1973-1976, he served as an Assistant
Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and eamed a Master
of Science degree at the George Washington University.
In 1984, he completed a Ph. D. in Businesr
Administration at the Pennsylvania State University in
1990, he was assigned to the staff of the Chief of Nava
Operations CCNOJ Executive Panel. During the 1995-
1996 academic year, he was a Fellow on the CNG
Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College.
Rear Admiral Ellisonls Washingtonlloint staf
assignments are varied. He has had tours as: Manpower.
Personnel, Training Analyst for Assistant Secretary 01
Defense CForce management and Personneljg Land AUHCI
Warfare Branch Head on the staff of the CNO,s DirCCl0f-
Surface Warfare CN86jg and Executive Assistant to tht?
Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Rear Admiral Ellisonis personal awards includei
the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of MCH!
ftwo awardsb, the ? !Combat MVN, the
Meritorious Medal Cthree . it . rdsb, the NHVD'
Commenda ' : It Medal, the Navy Achie 1' ent Medal
and the my tGuard Achievement Medal. addition I0
these per 1 nal awards, Rear Admiral Elliso as earlle
several rvice awards, including the Com K ACU0
ar Admiral Ellison is married to v e forme
Leslie I-V azel DiGravio also ' of ym0Ufh'
Massachu tts. The Ellisons currently re ' e at Nara
Station Roo 'elt Roads, Puerto Rico. r' h21V9 three
children: , Kyle, and Kari
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Commissioned 16 December 1978, USS
t00SBRUGGER is the 18th in a series of 31
rlruance Class Destroyers. These multi-rnission
lips were specifically designed to meet the diverse
ltmands imposed on the U.S. Navy by high
tthnology. Just as the Late Vice Admiral Frederick
floosbrugger tfor whom the ship is namedi
ftstinguished himself a great leader in the Pacific
Lrmpaign of World War II, USS MOOSBRUGGER
a leader in the fleet, having excelled in combat
ltd peacetime evolutions.
f Designed and built in 1975 by Ingall's
llripbuilding Division of Litton Industries in
liscagoula, Mississippi, MOOSBRUGGER is a
rtember ofthe first major class of U.S. Navy ships to
fepowered by gas turbine engines and generators.
four General Electric LM-2500 engines drive twin
frafts to roduce a total of 80,000 HP and speeds in
Vice Admiral Fredrick Moosbrugger
excess of 30 knots. contributing to her reputation as
a NGREYHOUND OF THE FLEET." A unique
degree of' maneuverability is obtained through the
use of controllable-reversible pitch propellers and
an integrated throttle control sy SIEHI allowing
MOOSBRUGGER an trnparalleled response among
warships her size lroughly 10.000 tons or the
equivalent ofa WWII-crtriserr.
Capable of operating independently or rn
the company of .-Xrrrphibious Assault I-orces or
Aircraft Carrier Battle Cirotrps. Nlt X DSISRI it EGFR
is a highly versatile rntrltr-rrirssrorr llcstrrryer With
her unique Undersea Warfare tlfSXX'r sensors and
weapons suite. the ship cart operate superbly rn an
oflensiv e trrrdersea warfare role. lirrrplr is rrrg the ANI
SQQ-89 rrrtegrated LSW sv stetrr. comprised of the
ANXSQR- I LJ Iactrcal Ion ed Xrray Sy stern
IT.-XC"li.AXSt. .XNWSQR-FFII htrll rrrotrntcd sonar. and
tfte .XNUSQQ-Its acoustic processor.
NIOOSBRIIECEIZR has earned .rn unprecedented
eight consecutrv e USNN' mission area awards.
Integrated into the Naval Tactical Data
S5 stern r NTI JS i to prov ide quick reaction in combat.
NltXJSBRl'CiUliR'S combat systems can counter
air. surface and subsurface threats. including the
invisible electronic warfare threat. Furthermore,
NltXlSBRl'CiCiER is capable of conducting long-
rarrge sea-trxshore strike missions using Torrrahawk
missiles latrnched from the MK--ll Vertical
Launching Sy stern rX'LSt. The XIK-S6 Gun Fire
Control S5 stem cart direct two light-weight 5-inch
gttn mounts each capable of firing 20 rounds per
mintrte. Tvv o triple-barrel torpedo tubes consummate
the LSW engagement. Two quad Harpoon anti-
ship missile launchers provide a long range. over-
the-horizon capability against enemy surface craft.
One eight cell anti-air NATO Seasparroxv Surface
Missile System INSSN IS J and two Close-In-Weapon
Sy stems tClWS'f provide rnedrurn rzuige turd close
in protection against enemy aircraft and missil
threats. ln addition. MOOSBRUGGER is able t
employ the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System.
ILAA IPSI MK-Ill helicopter.
While built for maximum comba
effectis erress. MOOSBRUGGERR crew comfort an
lrahitability are also an integral part of her design
NIOOSBRUGGER's high degree of' atrtomatiot
.rllovv s for reduced manning requirements
t'ornparatively speaking. a WW-Il cruiser of simil'
displacerrrent had a crew of 500. wherea
MOOSISRUGGER is manned by 22 Officers, 2
Chief Petty Officers. and 300 enlisted. In 1994
MOOSBRIFC JGER became the first destroyer in the
Atlantic Fleet to embark a full complement ol' fernalt
A veteran of Operation "Urgent Fur'EiI'S of
tGrcnadal. the Multi-National Peace Keeping forces and
in lebanon, Operations "Desert Shield" and f'Deser
Storm" and counter-narcotics operations
sroosrarzeoorin has been awarded the Amrerllege
e rl th N ivy Unit Commendation Thrmt
Southw estAsra Service Medal the National Defensr
Service Medal. two Meritorious Unrlclpa
Commendations. and the Liberation of Kuwaighrm
Forces Expeditionary Medal. the Navy Expeditionarj I-man
M 'dt , e 2 f ' ' ' , - 6
' ' Reese
MOOSBRUGGER is homeported in
Hemisphere Group But most importantly and ment
Maypon, Florida and is assigned to Westem
proudly. MOOSBRUGGER has a worldwide 3 W1 6
reputation for excellence and takes pride in being
ready to answer the call for duty and provide
"MORE THAN REQUIRED."
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Demyef fyrmdm -7450
Captain Raoul B. Reese is a 1973 graduate of the
United States Naval Academy. His initial assignment
was as Communications Officer in USS CHARLESTON
KLKA ll3J, a Norfolk based ship. In CHARLESTON.
Captain Reese made two Mediterranean deployments.
participated in evacuating American citizens from
Lebanon, and qualified Surface Warfare Officer.
Following his tour in CHARLESTON. Captain
Reese received assignment within his operational
squadron, Amphibious Squadron Eight. once again. as
Communications Officer. During this tour.. he completed
his third Mediterranean deployment.
Assignment to the Surface Warfare Officer's
course of instruction for department heads preceded his
next tour as Engineering Officer in CSS NICCLOY tEE
HUXJ. While assigned to NICCLOY. he completed his
fotirth Mediterranean deployment and a nine month
complex overhaul. This experience enabled Captain
Reese to perform subsequent duty as Nlaterial Officer
for Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Tvvo. Once again.
Captain Reese made two deploy ments to the
Mediterranean and one to West Africa. liollovv ing shore
assignment to the Naval N-lilitary Personnel t'oininand
where Captain Reese served as both detailer and
.ilacement billets. he served as lixecutive Officer in PSS
BOONE tliliifi 283. During a very successful two year
Lieriod. BOONE completed several inaior exercises and
a six month deployment, largely spent in the Nliddle liast.
During the following eighteen months. Captain Reese
deployed to the Indian Ocean with Commander. Carrier
Group Six as Surface Operations Officer. Captain Reese
was involved with the escort of reflagged Kuwait ships
into the Arabian Gulf, Sixth Fleet action against Libya.
and NATO exercises in the North Atlantic.
In July 1989, Captain Reese assumed command
of the USS AUBREY FITCH QFFG 3-D. During this
most rewarding tour. AUBREY FITCH performed
superbly in NATO operations in the North Atlantic. as
flagship for the 50th Anniversary of the Joint Board of
Defense between the United States and Canada. as good-
will ambassador in the St. Lawrence Seaway. and on
A NTI-dru g operations in the eastern Pacific. Upon relief,
Captain Reese had completed nearly thirteen years o
sea duty including eight five month deployments an
numerous. significant fleet exercises.
After graduating from the Naval War College
Captain Reese was assigned to the staff ofthe Chairma
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a Strategic Planner in th
Simulations and Interoperability Division. His principa
duty was to develop and establish the Joint Warfightin
Center for the Chairman. Subsequently, Captain Rees
once again served in BUPERS as Division Director i
charge of Officer Career Planning and Management
Throughout his career he has been supported by his wif Q
Dee and son Morgan.
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