Rear Admiral Christopher J. Mossey, CEC, USN (retired), P.E.


Rear Admiral Chris Mossey is the Deputy Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility, an international collaboration to design, fund, and construct an experimental platform to support neutrino particle research. When completed, the project will support experiments that are expected to achieve transformative discoveries about the nature of one of the most ubiquitous yet least understood particles in the universe.

Rear Admiral Mossey’s last active duty assignment was as the Commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, a 19,000 person global organization that provides over $12 billion in annual planning, engineering, and public works support to the Navy, Marine Corps, and other defense organizations. While serving in this position, Mossey helped to develop the Navy’s sustainability and installation climate change strategies as the shore engineering expert on the Navy’s Energy and Climate Change Task Forces. Working with a diverse array of stakeholders, he also oversaw the ongoing build-out of the Navy’s “smart grid” utility network at 78 bases around the world.

Mossey previously served as Director of Shore Readiness for the Chief of Naval Operations and led development of the Navy’s strategic investment plan to cut both non-tactical vehicle petroleum use and installation energy consumption by 50%, by the years 2015 and 2020 respectively, through conservation and aggressive use of alternative energy sources.

Among his other flag assignments, Admiral Mossey served as the Pacific Fleet Civil Engineer, where he was responsible for environmental programs in support of naval operations throughout the Pacific theater.

Admiral Mossey is a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and served as the organization’s president from 2010 to 2011. While SAME president, he focused the 27,000 member organization on both supporting the military services’ sustainability efforts and increasing dialogue among industry, government, and conservation experts to find innovative and economic solutions for the nation’s energy and natural resource challenges.

From Newtown Square PA, Mossey graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree (Construction Management) from Stanford University and completed the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Mossey is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and a registered Professional Engineer.