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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering


CAPT David J. Robillard, USN, PhD, PE

Assistant Professor
Permanent Military Professor

  •  Phone: 410-293-6435
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail:
  •   Chauvenet 347


Professional Experience

  • Dept of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Permanent Military Professor, 2009 – present
  • United States Navy
    • Public Works Officer/Facility Engineer/Officer in Charge of Construction for Navy Installations in New Jersey, NAES, Lakehurst, N.J., 2004-2006.
    • Commanding Officer, Underwater Construction Team ONE, Norfolk, VA., 2002-2004.
    • Officer in Charge, NAVFAC Atlantic Division Engineering Command Construction Office, Caribbean Area, Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 1999-2002.
    • Engineering Officer, NAVSEA Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, FL, 1996-1999.
    • Production Officer, Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval Education and Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., 1991-1995.
    • Surface/Special Operations Division Officer Tour: USS Exultant (MSO-441) First Lieutenant and Supply, Charleston SC.[**Deployed on USS Leader (MSO-490) in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm – 1991], 1989-1991

Professional Memberships & Registration

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Georgia (Civil)
  • Qualified Unrestricted Line Surface Warfare Officer
  • Qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer
  • Qualified Navy Salvage Diving Officer
  • Mine Countermeasure Evaluator
  • Certified FHWA Underwater Bridge Inspection Team Leader
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


  • Meritorious Service Medal (3 Awards)
  • Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” Distinguishing Device
  • Navy Commendation Medal (Four Awards)
  • Navy Achievement Medal (Two Awards)

Professional & Community Service

  • USNA Research Council Committee member, 2012-present
  • USNA New Faculty Orientation Coordinator, 2011-present
  • Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Subcommittee member, 2010-present
  • Midshipman Summer Internship Department Coordinator, 2009-2011
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