Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor – Today, Cmdr. Joseph A. Nosse relieved Cmdr. Ben Pearson III as commanding officer of USS Kentucky’s (SSBN 737) Gold Crew. We would like to thank Cmdr. Person for his outstanding service as commanding officer, which saw the boat earn its second Battle ‘E’ as well a number of other awards. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

At the same time, we would like to welcome aboard Cmdr. Nosse into the Kentucky family.

CDR Joeph A. Nosse

CDR Joeph A. Nosse

Commander Joseph A. Nosse
Commanding Officer

CDR Nosse, a native of Doylestown Ohio, was commissioned through the NROTC program at the University of Michigan in 1992 after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering.  After completing initial training, he reported to USS TAUTOG (SSN 639) homeported in Pearl Harbor HI.  While assigned, he served in a variety of division officer assignments and completed a six-month Western Pacific deployment and a three-month Eastern Pacific deployment.  Following decommissioning at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in March 1997, he reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington DC as the Submarine Officer Accessions Detailer.  While assigned, he completed a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America.  In August of 1998, he reported as a plank-owner of Naval Personnel Command in Millington TN, where he served as the Submarine Junior Officer Sea Duty Detailer/Special Pays coordinator and the Submarine Junior Officer Shore Duty Detailer.

His department head tour was as Strategic Weapons Officer onboard USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730) (GOLD). During his tour, HENRY M. JACKSON completed four strategic deterrent patrols and participated in a COMPTUEX and two special CNO projects.

His next tour was at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC where he served as the Executive Officer (XO) of Moored Training Ship 626.  He then served as XO of USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719).  While assigned, PROVIDENCE completed a seven month Western Pacific deployment which included transits of the Suez and Panama Canals.  During his tour, PROVIDENCE earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation as well as the 2007 Arleigh Burke Trophy as the most improved unit in the Atlantic Fleet.

His latest tour was on the COMSUBFOR staff where he served as the Director for Submarine Special Operations and Irregular Warfare.

He is married to the former Naydu Yaniz and is the proud father of Madeleine and Benjamin.

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