Rear Adm. Michael S. Wosje, a native of Sioux Falls, SD, graduated in 1993 from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Computer Applications and was commissioned through the NROTC program. He subsequently entered flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 1995. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy University.
Operationally, his fleet assignments include the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 where he completed two deployments onboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in support of Operation Southern Watch; the Stingers of VFA-113 onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76); command of the Valions of VFA-15 onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); and command of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 as part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
Ashore, Wosje’s assignments include instructor and training officer of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center; transition pilot at the Hornets of United States Air Force 43rd Fighter Squadron (FS) Tyndall, FL; F-22 Operational Test Director in the Green Bats of 422nd FS Nellis, NV; Chief of the Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare Operations Division, Joint Staff, J39 Global Operations; Executive Assistant to the J3, Joint Staff; Deputy Branch Head of Carrier Strike Aircraft and Weapons for the Director of Air Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) N98; Student at the Joint Forces Staff College; Branch Head of Carrier Strike Aircraft and Weapons for OPNAV N98; and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities N9.
Wosje is currently serving as Chief of Staff, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, Oeiras, Portugal.
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (3), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike and Flight Air Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with various campaign and service awards