Navy Biography

Vice Admiral Robert T. Conway, Jr.

Commander, Navy Installations Command

Vice Admiral Robert T. Conway, Jr.


A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Vice Adm. (ret) Conway graduated from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pa. in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts and was commissioned as ensign the same year. His worldwide service includes Joint and Navy positions overseas and in both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. 

Conway served in various leadership positions aboard USS Vesole (DD 878), USS Towers (DDG 9), USS Bainbridge (CGN 25), and USS Gridley (CG 21). Conway commanded USS John Young (DD 73), and also commanded Destroyer Squadron 7 in San Diego; Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific in Hawaii; and Plank Owner of the Navy’s first Expeditionary Strike Group: Expeditionary Strike Group One/Peleliu Strike Group.

Ashore, Conway served on the Joints Chiefs of Staff, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Operational Test and Evaluation Force Pacific; Officer Candidate School in Newport R.I., and Naval Facility Cape Hatteras in N.C. He commanded Navy Region Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and Task Force Warrior in Norfolk, Va. In his final assignment, Conway served as Commander, Navy Installations Command. Conway received his master’s degree from Providence University, Providence, R.I. Also, he is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (five awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and various service medals and unit awards. Conway is currently serving as Commander, Navy Installations Command, Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for all Navy installations and activities throughout the world.


Updated: 22 July 2013