Phoenixville Native Commands Naval Support Mid-South

Incoming commander U.S. Navy Capt. Michael C. Mosbruger (at top left), and retiring commander Capt. Alonza “Al” Ross

PHOENIXVILLE PA – Borough native and U.S. Navy Capt. Michael C. Mosbruger, during a traditional Navy ceremony, assumed command Friday (July 2, 2021) of Tennessee-based Naval Support Activity Mid-South, the Navy Office Of Community Outreach reported.

More than 6,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel are assigned to and work on the base. The agency provides career support services to more than 300,000 sailors and their families, it said.

Mosbruger is no stranger to the installation or the Millington TN area in which it’s located. He is reporting to command Mid-South after a successful tour as commanding officer of the USS Lewis B. Puller, the first purposely build expeditionary mobile base vessel. The Navy considers it an installation at sea.

He earlier completed a successful tour as executive aide for Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. At Mid-South, he succeeds retiring Capt. Alonza “Al” Ross of Ashland MS.

“I am excited to be back in Millington and look forward to leading this installation,” Mosbruger said. “The tenants here at NSA Mid-South are vital to national security, and I am ready to support them in my new position as commanding officer. I congratulate Capt. Ross on the great work he did during his time in command, and wish him and his family happiness and success in the next chapter of their lives.”

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