Rear Adm. Anthony Rossi
Director, Navy International Programs Office, Office of the Secretary of the Navy
Department of the Navy
Rear Adm. Anthony E. “Tony” Rossi is a native of South San Francisco, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Control Systems Engineering and a commissioned from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a graduate of the US. Naval Test Pilot School and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Defense Systems Management College.
Rossi served operationally as a P-3 pilot in Patrol Squadron 9, Naval Air Station (NAS) Barbers Point, Hawaii; Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington; and Special Projects Patrol Squadron 2, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hawaii. During these tours, he participated in operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom. His previous shore assignments included service as a test pilot in Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 20, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and a program manager at Naval Air Systems Command, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as the MQ-4C Triton Development Lead (PMA-262), P-8A Poseidon team lead (PMA-290); Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft program manager (PMA-290); and Mission Integration and Special Programs program office program manager (PMA-298). In July 2021, he assumed duty as director, Navy International Programs.
Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Air Medal S/F, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy Achievement Medal. Rossi was also recognized as the Naval Test Wing Atlantic Test Pilot of the Year for 2004 and Department of the Navy Program Manager of the Year for 2019.