Rear Admiral Robillard is a Native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He received his commission through the Naval Officer Candidate School in 1983. His initial sea tour was onboard the USS SIMON BOLIVAR (SSBN-641) (Gold) as Supply Officer. His later sea duty assignments include Supply Officer onboard the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN-624) (Gold), Supply Operations Officer onboard the USS SIMON LAKE (AS-33), and Military Detachment, Officer in Charge onboard the USNS SATURN (T-AFS-10).
His shore assignments include Overhaul and Outfitting Department Head, Polaris Material Office; Officer in Charge, Naval Supply Center Norfolk Detachment, Newport, Rhode Island; Assistant Director of Operations Research, Naval Inventory Control Point; Logistics Automation and Transformation Officer, United States Joint Forces Command; Head, Supply Detailing Branch, Office of Supply Corps Personnel; Director of Supply Corps Personnel; and Commanding Officer, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, California. Previous flag officer assignments include Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command, Norfolk, Virginia and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Fleet Supply and Ordnance, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawai`i.
Rear Admiral Robillard holds a Master’s of Education Degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts (1982), a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School (1994), and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College (1999). He is a distinguished graduate of both the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College. Additionally, Rear Admiral Robillard completed the Stanford Business School Executive Education Program in 2005.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (four awards), the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Joint Services Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards). He is also a 1994 winner of the Stephen A. Tisdale Award from the Military Operations Research Society for graduate research with the most significant impact on military related issues.