Captain William F. Mosk is a native of Southern California and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics. Entering the Navy through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program, he was commissioned an Ensign in May 1985.
Designated as a Naval Flight Officer in March 1986, his initial fleet assignment was to Patrol Squadron SIX at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In 1990 Captain Mosk was selected for the Pilot Transition Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1991. Since then he has served in several Patrol Squadrons including Patrol Squadron FORTY-NINE and Patrol Squadron FIVE at NAS Jacksonville, FL and Patrol Squadron TEN at NAS Brunswick, Maine. He has deployed worldwide to Misawa, Japan; Adak, Alaska; Cubi Point, Philippines; Diego Garcia; Keflavik, Iceland; Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; and Sigonella, Italy. While in the Mediterranean in 1999, Commander Mosk flew 44 combat missions in support of Operation Allied Forces.
Mosk has also served at sea onboard PCU John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Va., from 1995 to 1996 as Operations Administrative Officer and Officer of the Deck (underway). In 2004 he reported to USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) as Navigator during a combat cruise in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. He also participated in numerous carrier qualification periods and Fleet Week 2005 in New York City.
Mosk reported to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in November 2001 as Executive Officer of Training Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VT-35) and assumed command in February 2003, leading the Stingrays to unparalleled achievements.
Captain Mosk’s staff jobs include serving with United States Joint Forces Command in 1999 to 2001 where he served as C4I Systems Modernization Branch Chief responsible for the Theater Air Missile Defense Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration. In 2006, he reported to U.S. Fleet Forces Command serving as the Current Operations Officer responsible for Maritime Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities.
In June 2008, Captain Mosk assumed command of Naval Activities Spain and Naval Station Rota. He has logged over 4,500 flight hours in the P-3 and C-12. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals as well as numerous other unit and service decorations.