Kroschel, Edwin, IT1

Information Systems Technician
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Petty Officer First Class
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IT-2781-Advanced Network Analyst
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Information Systems Technician
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2019-Present, IT-2781, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
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IT-0000-Information Systems Technician
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IT-2791-Information Systems Administrator
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2002 - Present
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Operation Unified Protector (Libya)
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Operation Unified Protector was a NATO operation enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 concerning the Libyan Civil War and adopted on 26 February and 17 March 2011, respectively. These resolutions imposed sanctions on key members of the Gaddafi government and authorized NATO to implement an arms embargo, a no-fly zone and to use all means necessary, short of foreign occupation, to protect Libyan civilians and civilian populated areas. The operation started on 23 March and gradually expanded during the following weeks, by integrating more and more elements of the multinational military intervention, which had started on 19 March in response to the same UN resolutions. As of 31 March 2011 it encompassed all international operations in Libya. NATO support was vital to the rebel victory over the forces loyal to Gaddafi. The operation officially ended on 31 October 2011, after the rebel leaders, formalized in the National Transitional Council, had declared Libya liberated on 23 October.

The operation began with a naval arms embargo, while command of the no-fly zone and the air strikes against Libyan Armed Forces remained under command of the international coalition, led by France, the United Kingdom and the United States, due to lack of consensus between NATO members. On 24 March NATO decided to take control of the no-fly zone enforcement, by integrating the air assets of the international coalition under NATO command, although the command of air strikes on ground targets remained under national authority. A few days later, on 27 March NATO decided to implement all military aspects of the UN resolution and formal transfer of command occurred at 06:00 GMT on 31 March 2011, formally ending the national operations such as the U.S.-coordinated Operation Odyssey Dawn.

The arms embargo was initially carried out using mainly ships from NATO's Standing Maritime Group 1 and Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 already patrolling the Mediterranean Sea at the time of the resolution, enforced with additional ships, submarines and maritime surveillance aircraft from NATO members. They were to "monitor, report and, if needed, interdict vessels suspected of carrying illegal arms or mercenaries". The no-fly zone was enforced by aircraft transferred to Unified Protector from the international coalition, with additional aircraft from NATO and other allied nations. The air strikes, although under central NATO command, were only conducted by aircraft of the nations agreeing to enforce this part of the UN resolution.  
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  20 Also There at This Battle:
  • Caruso, Philip, PO1, (1998-Present)
  • DeSilva, Alexandra, PO1, (2008-Present)
  • Diehl, Sean, PO1, (1993-2015)
  • Gruel, Timothy, PO1, (2006-Present)
  • Jones, Brian, LCDR, (1998-Present)
  • Jurewicz, Harold, CPO, (1991-Present)
  • Lowery, Ed, CDR, (1993-Present)
  • Marron, Amanda, PO2, (2003-2014)
  • McDaniel, Philip, CPO, (1994-2015)
  • PALACIO, WILSON, PO1, (1995-2015)
  • Poston, Joseph, PO1, (1994-2014)
  • Sency, Michael, PO1, (2009-Present)
  • Smith, Brian, PO1, (2006-Present)
  • Smith, Nathan, ENS, (2008-Present)
  • Taft, Rick, CPO, (2006-Present)
  • Turner, Jr., Daren, PO3, (2010-Present)
  • Weyh, Todd, LT, (2005-Present)
  • Williams, Jason, LCDR, (2003-Present)
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