Captain James P. “Jip” Mosman is currently serving as the 111th Commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Mosman was born and raised in Granby, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University (CSU) where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. After graduating from CSU, he entered the Navy as a Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate.
Through his career, he has served aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), USS Ingraham (FFG 61) where he deployed to the Persian Gulf and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the Electrical Load Officer and USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the Chief Engineer.
Mosman has served at several maintenance commands. He served at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility on several aircraft carrier and submarine projects and as Deputy Business Operations Manager. At Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Yokosuka, he was the Repair Officer and the Engineering and Planning Officer. He also served as Production Resources Officer and Operations Officer at Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he led the shipyard to complete numerous ship and submarine repair, modernization and maintenance periods despite the impacts of several hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mosman has served at several other shore commands including Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific as the Force Maintenance Officer, and Naval Sea Systems Command, Industrial Operations Directorate. Additionally, he obtained his Master’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He had command of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Northwest Regional Maintenance Center from December 2020 to May 2023 where led the shipyard out of the COVID pandemic and successfully completed numerous ship availabilities in the Pacific Northwest, Japan, and Southern California.
He took command of Norfolk Naval Shipyard in June 2023.
Mosman’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy
Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and campaign medals.