U.S. Naval Commander Michael O’Hara swore Croci into his new post in front of the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville. Present at the ceremony were Dan, Maureen and John Murphy, parents and brother of U.S. Navy Seal Lt. Michael Murphy who was killed in action in 2005 and was the recipient of the U.S. Congressional Medial of Honor.
Croci first entered naval service in 1999 and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 2007.