Rear Admiral Robert Kamensky assumed duties as deputy chief of Staff Submarines for NATO Maritime Command in April 2013.
Kamensky is a 1979 graduate of Texas A&M University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. Following nuclear propulsion training and submarine school, he reported to USS Drum (SSN 677) in San Diego in December 1980. He served on Drum holding positions as main propulsion assistant, damage control assistant and weapons officer department head through May 1984 making three deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Kamensky transitioned to the Reserve component in 1984 and served in a number of commands supporting submarine operations in the Pacific theater through 2002. He commanded three units during this time. He was reassigned in 2002 to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and assumed command of the lead unit in 2005. In 2007, Kamensky was assigned to Commander, Submarine Force serving as the submarine force Reserve component chief of staff followed by assignment as vice commander, Submarine Force. During this tour, he held collateral assignment as an airborne emergency action officer flying the Airborne National Command Post mission for United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). He relinquished this office in January 2013 pending start of orders to NATO.
Over Navy and civilian careers, Kamensky has participated in several professional development programs and completed his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Systems. He attended the Executive Learning Program at San Diego State University, the Navy Corporate Business Class at the Navy Executive Learning Center in Monterey, Calif., and flag officer executive training programs. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.