CDR Edison C. Rush III

Commanding Officer, USS Manchester (LCS 14) Blue Crew

09 April 2021
CDR Edison C. Rush
CDR Edison C. Rush
CDR Edison C. Rush
CDR Edison C. Rush
CDR Edison C. Rush
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VIRIN: 210409-N-N0831-0002
A native of Southern New Jersey, Cmdr. Edison Rush graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.
 
Afloat, Rush completed his division officer tours aboard USS Ogden (LPD 5) as the main propulsion officer and USS Decatur (DDG 73) as the navigator. For his department head tour, he was the operations officer and officer in charge for PCU San Diego (LPD 22). He served as the executive Officer and Commanding Officer of MCM Rotational Crew Swerve aboard USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Devastator (MCM 6), and USS Champion (MCM 4). He served as the plank owner Executive Officer for USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). His afloat tour deployments included tours in the Western Pacific and operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), Iraqi Freedom, Enduring  Freedom, and Operation Unified Response. 
 
Ashore, Rush was a plank owner of the Naval Leadership & Ethics Center (NLEC) and served as an instructor in Newport, RI. 
 
Rush is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration. Also, Rush is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College’s Advanced Strategist Program with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.
 
His current assignment is Commanding Officer of USS Manchester (LCS 14). 
 
Rush’s personal awards and decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and unit awards. 
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