Rear Admiral Stanley D. Bozin:
Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Navy Region Europe/ Commander, Maritime Air Naples
Rear Admiral Stanley D. Bozin, a native of Union, N.J., graduated from Rutgers College of Engineering at New Brunswick, N.J., in 1974 with a bachelor of science degree in Industrial engineering. He received his commission in November of 1974 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 1975.
Following flight training, he reported to Patrol Squadron Forty-Eight at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, Calif. Achieving designation as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot, he deployed to Naval Station Adak, Alaska, and Naval Air Facility, Misawa, Japan. While attached to Patrol Squadron Forty-Eight, he served as Communications Officer, AW Division Officer, Schedules Officer, Flight Officer and Assistant Operations Officer.
In October 1979, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) in Warminster, Pa. There he served as the Schedules Officer, Test and Evaluation Project Support Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Department Head. While attached to NADC, he flew all variants of the P3C aircraft, and also qualified as Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot in the UC-27 aircraft.
Rear Adm. Bozin was then ordered to USS Coral Sea as the Assistant Navigator in January 1983. He deployed with the "Ageless Warrior" on the around-the-world cruise and homeport change from Alameda, CA, to Norfolk, Va.
In June 1985, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, Calif. Upon graduation in December 1986, he received a master's of science degree in financial management.
Following refresher training, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to Patrol Squadron Forty-Five at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., in May 1987. During his tour, he served as Maintenance Officer, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot deploying to Sigonella, Sicily.
In January 1989, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare (OP-OS), as the lead Naval Aircraft Procurement Program and Budget Analyst.
In May 1991, he reported to Patrol Squadron Twenty-Four on deployment in Keflavik, Iceland, as the Executive Officer. In May 1992, he assumed command of Patrol Squadron Twenty-Four and deployed to Sigonella in October 1992. While in Sigonella, Rear Adm. Bozin was assigned as Commander, Task Group 67.1. On deployment, the squadron worked closely with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group and participated in Operations Desert Calm, Maritime Monitor/Guard, Restore Hope and Assured Victor.
In June 1993, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Assistant to the Appropriations Matters Office. He was assigned as the lead liaison for all Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation programs between Congressional Appropriations committees and senior navy leadership.
On August 15, 1996, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed command of Patrol Wing Ten at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash. In addition to his Wing Commander training oversight responsibilities, he also assumed the operational duties as Commander, Task Group 12.1.
In June 1998, he was assigned to the J8 Directorate of the Joint Staff as the Division Chief for the Sea, Air, Space, Superiority Assessment Division. He provided assessments as directed by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and reported to the Chairman of the Joint Staff. The Chairman used this information in communications with the Secretary of Defense on budget preparation and issues.
In May 2000, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Head of the Appropriations Matters Office. In September 2002; he was assigned to the Budget Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821.
On September 12, 2003, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed command of Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean; Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U. S. Sixth Fleet; Commander, Naval Surface Group Mediterranean; and Commander, Maritime Air Allied Naval Forces South. In April 2004, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed additional duty as Commander, Navy Region Europe.
Rear Adm. Bozin has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various other unit awards.
Updated: 1 November 2004