Mosko, Christopher, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary Designator/NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - EOD Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2011-2012, 114X, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
Service Years
2007 - 2012
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 26, 2012
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, GWOT Fallen [Verified]
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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EOD Officer Warfare Badge
Scuba Diver Badge
Naval Parachutist Badge

 Duty Stations
NROTC (Faculty Staff)Professional Schools and CoursesNaval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD)Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3)
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
  2002-2007, 110X, University of Pennsylvania NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  2007-2007, 119X, EOD Diver School
  2007-2008, 119X, Naval EOD School Det, Eglin AFB
  2009-2012, 114X, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3)
  2010-2010, 114X, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  2011-2012, 114X, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2010-2010 Training Exercise - RIMPAC '10
  2010-2010 Operation Unified Response (Haiti)
  2011-2012 OEF - Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
 Colleges Attended 
Drexel University
  2002-2007, Drexel University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  American Legion Riders For Lt Mosko
  American Legion Riders For Lt Mosko
  May 12, 2007, In memory "Chris Mosko" beloved son, brother, and husband
  Jun 20, 2012, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He leaves behind a wife, Amanda, who is also a Navy officer. He is also survived by his father and mother, John and Gayle Mosko and a sister Meredith.

From a New York Time Article on being add to the E.O.D. memorial at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

As a business and engineering student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, he enrolled at the Naval R.O.T.C. unit at the University of Pennsylvania. He had intended to be a fighter pilot. His direction changed, however, when he met John Ismay, a Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer who took a brief break from security duties at the United Nations to speak to the midshipmen at Penn. Midshipmen Mosko then shifted plans and began competing to be assigned to the explosive ordnance disposal field.
Sean M. Simmons, who was a Navy adviser at the Penn unit, said Midshipman Mosko was drawn to the field and worked intently to be selected. He had been a competitive swimmer, Mr. Simmons said, and soon was training as a triathlete and hoping to be chosen for work alongside Special Forces and SEALs, mixing a calm and methodical intelligence with physical drive. He was commissioned in 2007 and granted his wish. He began his climb in a field that Mr. Simmons said was his match.
?Navy E.O.D. guys are not the chest thumpers that some special ops guys are, because you can?t mad dog a piece of ordnance,? Mr. Simmons said. ?It is a cerebral job, and it appealed to Chris?s engineering side.?
Lieutenant Mosko proceeded to live a storybook Navy life. He married a fellow member of the Penn R.O.T.C. unit, Amanda Turney Mosko, who was commissioned as an ensign and served a tour as an officer in the Navy nursing corps, until recently being honorably discharged.

Lt. Mosko became a scuba supervisor and free-fall parachutist. By last year Lieutenant Mosko and his team had been assigned to work in the special operations community. Several months ago, after an intensive predeployment work-up, he departed for a tour in Afghanistan, where he ultimately joined a Special Forces team working with Afghan Local Police in Ghazni Province. Among his duties, his friends and peers said, was training Afghans to counter improvised bombs themselves

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