Cmdr. Christopher W. Rose
Commanding Officer, USS Alexandria
Commander Christopher Rose is a native of South Amboy, N.J. and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He also holds Masters of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School and Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and is a licensed professional Civil Engineer.
His sea tours include Division Officer assignments on board USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN 690) where he completed two deployments to the EUCOM and CENTCOM areas of operation. Following his Division Officer tour, he served as Engineer Officer on board USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772) and conducted one deployment to the Western Pacific. He then served as Executive Officer on board USS HELENA (SSN 725) and USS WASHINGTON (SSN 787) and completed one deployment to the Northern Atlantic.
Ashore, his staff assignments include Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering instructor at the United Stated Naval Academy; U.S. Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board (NPEB); and Submarine Branch Head and Executive Officer/Post-Executive Officer detailer at Navy Personnel Command (PERS 42).
Commander Rose’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as various Battle Efficiency and Unit Commendation awards.