Commander (CDR) John Peter Drosinos is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He is a 1999 graduate of The United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
Upon commissioning, he served aboard USS HAWES (FFG-53) as the Combat Information Center Officer, Intelligence Officer, and Ordnance Officer. During his three years on USS HAWES, the ship participated in OPERATION DETERMINE RESPONSE in support of the USS COLE bombing.
Following his Division Officer tours, CDR Drosinos was selected for the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD) at the United States Naval Academy, earning a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Human Resource Development through the Naval Postgraduate School. While assigned the Naval Academy, he served as the 1st Company Officer and was a leadership instructor in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law.
As a Department Head, he served as the Operations Officer on USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47). During this tour, the ship deployed to the Baltic Sea, Eastern Atlantic, and the Mediterranean Sea providing maritime support operations. While aboard NICHOLAS, he was awarded the 2007 Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. Following this tour, he transferred to Destroyer Squadron Two and served at the Staff Operations Officer. While assigned to Destroyer Squadron Two, he was awarded the 2009 Strike Group Twelve Junior Officer Award for Excellence in Tactics and was a Naval Surface Force Award for Excellence in Tactics finalist.
In 2013, he was assigned as the Executive Officer on USS ANZIO. During his tour, the ship deployed in support of JOINT WARRIOR and assisted in emergency response efforts in Eastport, Maine during Hurricane Arthur. For his post Executive Officer at sea tour he was assigned to USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) as the Operations Officer. Amidst heightened tensions, he deployed to FIFTH Fleet supporting combat operations FREEDOM'S SENTINEL, WHITE MOUNTAIN, INHERENT RESOLVE.
Additional shore tours include Commander Surface Forces Atlantic Requirements Analyst and Director of Training at Commander Afloat Training Group Atlantic. He has also served an Individual Augmentation tour in support of Commander Sixth Fleet Ballistic Missile Defense.
Commander Drosinos is currently the Executive Officer of the Naval ROTC Hampton Roads Consortium.
CDR Drosinos' personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as other various service and campaign awards.