CAPT Ed “Lips” Rosequist, USN-Ret.

Member, Board of Directors

Vice President, Symposium


Captain (ret) Edward “Lips” Rosequist is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon completion of flight training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer and flew the A-6E in combat missions off USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea. Later, he was accepted for training in the E-2C aircraft, making numerous deployments aboard USS AMERICA (CV 66) in the North Atlantic and Indian Ocean. He was the Airwing Operations Officer for CVW-1 and then was selected for command of VAW-123 in October 1996, deploying aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). Captain (ret) Rosequist assumed command of VAW-120, the single site E-2/C-2 FRS/training squadron in April 2000, which was followed by an assignment as Operations Officer for Carrier Strike Group FIVE, forward deployed aboard USS Kitty Hawk in Yokosuka, Japan. Captain (ret) Rosequist assumed command of Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in April 2003. In late 2005, he was then assigned to Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command as the Special Assistant for FORCEnet and Enterprise Development.

Captain (ret) Rosequist retired in September of 2008 after 28 years of active service, with over 4500 flight hours and 1000 arrested landings in the A-6E and E-2C aircraft. He has been employed as a government civilian for the past eight years and currently working as the Training & Standardization Director (N7) for Naval Information Warfighting Development Center (NIWDC), located in Norfolk, Virginia.