Captain Erin P. Osborne
Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Capt. Erin Osborne received her commission into the U.S. Navy through the University of Notre Dame NROTC program in May, 1995. She is a 2016 graduate of the National War College, earning a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy.
Her operational assignments include service with the "Golden Eagles" of Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9), stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where she completed deployments to Bahrain, Diego Garcia, BIOT and Kadena, Japan; USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) where she served as the V-2 Division Officer and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf; Department Head with the "Wizards" of Special Projects Patrol Squadron Two (VPU-2), where she served as the Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer; and executive and commanding officer of the "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) where she deployed to Sigonella, Italy and Kadena, Japan, and following deployment, transitioned VP-5 to the P-8A Poseidon; and Commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (CPRW-10).
Her shore assignments include Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot with Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30); Branch Chief for the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Defeat Branch, J65A, Joint Chiefs of Staff and representative to Joint IED Defeat Organization; Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Air Forces in San Diego and Strategic Communications and Alignment Branch Head OPNAV N80.
Her personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Strike/Flight Award (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various other unit and service awards.