USS Constitution

Old Ironsides' Officers & Crew

Commanding Officer | Executive Officer | Command Master Chief | Sailors of the Year | Sailors of the Quarter

The primary mission of USS CONSTITUTION's crew is to preserve, protect and maintain USS CONSTITUTION, America's Ship of State, for the people of the United States and to promote the U.S. Navy and Armed Forces.

USS Constitution commanding officer bio photoCommanding Officer

Robert S. Gerosa, Jr.
Commander, United States Navy
74th Commanding Officer

Commander Gerosa was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York. He is a 1990 graduate of Iona Preparatory School and graduated from Providence College in May 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in History. He was selected to attend Naval Officer Candidate School and upon completion was commissioned an Ensign in September 1997.

He was first assigned to the USS NASSAU (LHA 4) from 1998 to 2000 as the Main Propulsion Division Officer and Electrical Officer. During his tenure, NASSAU deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and supported NATO operations during the Kosovo Campaign. In May 2000, Commander Gerosa transferred to the guided missile destroyer USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) as the Combat Information Center Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks RAMAGE was the first ship in the Atlantic Fleet to sortie off the East Coast of the United States to provide extended radar coverage for Washington D.C. and New York City. RAMAGE went on to deploy overseas in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom.

In March 2003 he was selected as a Lieutenant to attend the United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He graduated in June 2004 where he was awarded a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. In March 2005 he reported to the USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41) as the First Lieutenant. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, WHIDBEY ISLAND became part of TASK FORCE KATRINA and conducted Humanitarian and Disaster Relief assistance in the Gulf States. In July 2006, he transferred to AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON TWO/BATAAN EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP as the Staff Operations Officer/N3. He also served as the Amphibious Staff Officer for CTF 51/59 at NAVCENT.

Commander Gerosa's shore assignments include: Director Operations and Support for the Naval War College International Programs, Aide-de-camp for the Director of Expeditionary Warfare OPNAV Staff, In-service amphibious ships resource officer, and Expeditionary Warfare lead instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School.

In August 2015, Commander Gerosa assumed command of USS CONSTITUTION, America's Ship of State, as the ship's 74th Commanding Officer.

Commander Gerosa has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and various other service and campaign awards.

USS Constitution Executive OfficerExecutive Officer

Timothy R. Anderson
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Timothy R. Anderson was raised in Champaign, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and was commissioned as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) in 2003.

LCDR Anderson's first assignment was to USS GLADIATOR (MCM 11) where he served as Auxiliaries Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Chief Engineer during his tour while also performing a crew swap to the USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain. Following this tour, he reported as the Strike Warfare Officer to USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99) as part of her pre-commissioning crew. While serving on FARRAGUT, he volunteered to deploy to Iraq as part of the stand up of Joint CREW Composite Squadron-One (JCCS-1) in the counter IED effort.

LCDR Anderson reported to the University of Missouri NROTC Unit in May of 2007 as a Naval Science Instructor where he earned his Master of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2010. Following this, he reported to Department Head School in Newport, R.I. and served operationally as the Chief Engineer of USS ROSS (DDG 71) and USS MONTEREY (CG 61), deploying in support of theatre ballistic missile defense in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea.

LCDR Anderson reported to USS CONSTITUTION in May 2015 as the Executive Officer for America's Ship of State.

LCDR Anderson's personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) and numerous campaign and unit awards.

Command Master Chief Ryan GrayCommand Master Chief

CMDCM Ryan J. Gray
Command Master Chief

Originally from Bakersfield, California, Master Chief Gray enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 2000 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Seamanship Apprentice Training School and transferred to the Fleet as an undesignated Seaman.

Master Chief's initial sea tour was at BEACHMASTER UNIT ONE, located in San Diego, California, where he completed three deployments serving as Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo Commander and Salvage Officer. During this tour he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and was designated a Boatswain's Mate, ultimately leading to his advancement to Petty Officer 2nd Class in 2002.

For his following tour, he transferred to Pre-Commissioning Unit BAINBRIDGE in Bath, Maine where he established the Hazardous Material Program. He subsequently served on the USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) out of Norfolk, Virginia, serving as Leading Petty Officer and later advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class in 2006.

He completed his first shore tour at Naval Recruiting District Atlanta from June 2007 to June 2010, where he served as a recruiter at Naval Station Smyrna and Recruiter-in-Charge of Naval Station Douglasville. Master Chief Gray's efforts contributed to three Station of the Year awards, as well as his personal recognition as Regional Special Warfare Recruiter of the Year. It was during this tour that he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer.

His follow-up assignment was aboard the USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108) as Deck Division and Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, where he lead Operations Department through two Western Pacific deployments. Additionally, he took on several command collateral duties, serving as the Command Managed Equal Opportunity Advisor and Senior Watchbill Coordinator, culminating with his advancement to Senior Chief Petty Officer in June 2012.

Master Chief Gray's current duty assignment is as the Command Master Chief aboard America's Ship of State - USS CONSTITUTION.

Master Chief Gray's decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (8 awards), Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.

Sailors of the Year

Thomas Camara
Sailor of the Year

Jonathan Chaison
Junior Sailor of the Year

Aubrey Garcia
Blue Jacket of the Year

Sailors of the Quarter

Jonathan Chaison
Sailor of the Quarter

Jeremy Lusk
Junior Sailor of the Quarter

Dashena Allen
Blue Jacket of the Quarter