Division of Engineering & Weapons

CAPT John Robinson, USN

Capt Bitting, USNDirector, Division of Engineering and Weapons

CAPT John Robinson, originally from Montgomery, Alabama, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in May 1993.  His first sea tour was on board USS LEFTWICH (DD 984) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, serving consecutively as the Gunnery Officer and CIC Officer. 

While on LEFTWICH, CAPT Robinson earned designation as a Surface Warfare Officer.  In December 1996, he reported to Jacksonville, Florida where he served a second sea tour as the Auxiliaries and Electrical Officer on board USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8). 

CAPT Robinson earned a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School in June 2000, specializing in ordnance engineering and tactical missile design.  While in graduate school, he was selected for the Engineering Duty Officer Community.

In August 2000, CAPT Robinson executed orders to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine.  There he held positions as the Readiness Assessment Officer, Ship Superintendent and Production Officer, supporting the testing, trials and delivery of five destroyers built in Bath. 

CAPT Robinson then reported to Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona in January 2003, where he served as Technical Representative to the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) / Phalanx Weapon System Program, responsible for providing on-site technical oversight for the PEO IWS 3.0. Returning to sea in 2005, CAPT Robinson served as Combat Systems Officer onboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) and adjunct duty for COMSEVENTHFLT N6 Staff in Yokosuka, Japan.

In March 2007, CAPT Robinson received orders to NAVSEA, PEO IWS 6.0 in Washington, DC where he served as the Deputy Program Manager for Navy Tactical Computing Resources and was responsible for the design and development of the next generation consoles and computer processing hardware for surface Combat Systems. Returning to the Fleet in August 2009, CAPT Robinson served as the Combat Systems Program Manager and Material Readiness Officer for the Fleet Maintenance Officer (N43), Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  In March 2012, he assumed command of Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, Virginia. 

In July 2016, CAPT Robinson reported to the United State Naval Academy to serve as the Engineering and Weapons Division Director.

CAPT Robinson is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and is Level 3 certified in Program Management, Production Quality and Manufacturing, and Test and Evaluation.  His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corp. Commendation Medal (4 awards), and the Navy and Marine Corp. Achievement Medal (2 awards).

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