Military Bios

Rear Admiral Edward Masso:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
In 1984, Rear Adm. Masso transitioned to the select reserves. His SELRES assignments include USS Ainsworth (FF-1090) augment unit; Fleet Training Group San Diego; Executive Officer, USS Constellation (CV-64) augment unit; Commander Reserve Readiness Region Sixteen; U.S. European Command; Executive Officer, NMCRC Atlanta; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Current Operations (N3), COMSIXTHFLT Det 802.
During his Sixth Fleet assignment, he was involved in numerous joint and coalition exercises and real world operational support and was responsible for the Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) cell on board the COMSIXTHFLT flagship (USS Mount Whitney) and the establishment of two reserve AADC flyaway units.
His command assignments include Naval Communications Station Diego Garcia; USS Reeves (CG-24) augment unit; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Iceland; Fleet Support Training Unit Atlanta; COMFAIRCARIB 107; Navy Command Center 106; CINCEASTLANT 108; and Commander Striking Fleet Atlantic Detachment 102.
Rear Adm. Masso has various personal decorations but is most proud of the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the men and women of Navy Command Center 106 for actions during and following the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
Effective date: 4 August 2004


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