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Rear Admiral Scott Robertson

Rear Adm. Robertson is a third-generation naval officer. He attended enlisted basic training in 1986 at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, as a non-designated Seaman.  He attended the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program, earning a four-year Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship.

Robertson attended Norwich University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He also holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University.

Robertson has served in a highly diverse range of assignments, participated in many campaigns, and conducted various operations as a surface warfare officer stationed onboard Cruisers, Aircraft Carriers, and Frigates. He commanded USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) during a seven-month counter-narcotics deployment. He then commanded USS Normandy (CG 60), the first Aegis Baseline Nine warship with Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air capability and took her on a nine-month global-circumnavigation deployment. During that deployment, he served as the Air and Missile defense commander for the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.

Robertson’s shore assignments include Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) as an Air Defense instructor; Joint Staff, J-8 Directorate as the resources and acquisition manager; and Commanding Officer of Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Command in Newport, Rhode Island.

Following his assignment at ATRC in 1999, he spent two years away from active naval service and worked as a weapon systems engineer before voluntarily returning to active duty following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Robertson’s first flag assignment was as commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center. He was responsible for increasing the tactical proficiency and lethality of the Surface Fleet. He assumed the duties as commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO in December 2020 and leads the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards) and Navy Achievement Medals (two awards).

Last Updated: 24 September 2021


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