Moosebrugger (DD 980) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1998

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.rawzff-amzfm Mfmmzflaf Pear ffhvhzf 1 , 0 I 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 2 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 Ribbon d ' n ar Admiral Ellison is married to v e forme i l 1 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 71 ? ,- Unit was LLK Cap part Lel: Rec squ Co hrs cor ne l 0 fo cc Rt fc C N az vi P E lf a I C 1 I

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. O 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 rv f I l l 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 Sailors. 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 Medal g ' ' 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." I relief

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Demyef fyrmdm -7450 ' 0 ,,,..! Pwfgfw 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 i 3 i 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. 3 'i i

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