Chief of Staff, Naval Postgraduate School
Capt. Anthony J. Parisi, USN
Chief of Staff
Captain Anthony J. Parisi was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Gloucester High School in 1984. Prior to entering the Navy, Captain Parisi worked at sea with his father aboard the family’s commercial fishing trawler, F/V GLOUCESTERMAN. He earned his commission in the Navy via the NROTC scholarship program at Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont in 1988.
Captain Parisi is a Surface Warfare Officer and has served in many at sea billets including the following ships and at sea commands: USS BOULDER (LST 1190); USS FORRESTAL (CV 59); USS JACK WILLIAMS (FFG 24), USS JOHN RODGERS (DD 983), USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), Commander Carrier Strike Group 8, and USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). Captain Parisi commanded USS ZEPHYR (PC 8) and USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68). He has made numerous deployments to Mediterranean and Black Seas; North Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, Caribbean, Arabian Gulf, and circumnavigated South America.
Ashore, Captain Parisi has served as a NATO intelligence analyst at AFSOUTH in Naples, Italy; and a senior course instructor at the Surface Warfare Officer’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. He also had command ashore at ATG Mayport, and most recently served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache’ to the Republic of Italy.
Captain Parisi is a graduate of both the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Naval War College. He returned to the Naval Postgraduate School in July 2015, to serve as Chief of Staff.