Christopher J. Gramiccioni, who has served as Monmouth County’s acting prosecutor since 2012, was sworn in to begin serving a five-year term as prosecutor on Aug. 3 in a ceremony officiated by state Superior Court Judge Lisa P. Thornton, according to a press release.
Gramiccioni’s nomination as prosecutor was confirmed by the state Senate on Aug. 1. His nomination was made by Gov. Chris Christie.
According to the press release, upon being appointed acting prosecutor four years ago, Gramiccioni assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operations of more than 300 employees and the administration of a $23 million budget.
The prosecutor is also responsible for the coordination of law enforcement efforts of 45 municipal police departments and two college police departments, and works with court and judicial personnel and all county representatives, according to the press release.
Prior to his appointment as acting prosecutor, Gramiccioni served as the office’s First Assistant Prosecutor from 2011-12.
Gramiccioni was born at Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County and spent his youth living in several locations around the world and country. In 1994, he graduated with honors from Towson University in Maryland with bachelor of science degrees in economics and geography, and a minor in business administration. In 1998, he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, according to the press release.
The prosecutor was on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1997 to 2002 and served in numerous positions. He left active duty in June 2002, affiliated with the Naval Reserve and currently is commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander.
In 2014, Gramiccioni was recalled and deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his deployment, he served as an operational law adviser and command judge advocate for a joint Special Operations Command comprised of Navy SEALS and Army Special Forces personnel, according to the press release.