CAPTAIN Robert G. Lineberry
United States Navy
Captain Lineberry graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in August 1985. He was designated a Naval Aviator July 1986, has earned a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA.
His ashore assignments include instructor pilot duties flying the H-60F/H Sea Hawk with the Warhawks at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN; Junior Officer Helicopter Shore Assignments while at the Naval Personnel Command in Millington, TN and as an Observer/Trainer and Deputy, Joint Training Group supporting joint exercises and the joint warrior around the world with Joint Forces Command, Joint Warfighting Center, Suffolk, VA and served as Chief of Staff with Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, VA.
Captain Lineberry’s operational assignments have included flying the SH-3H Sea King with the Legendary Black Knights of HS-4 and deployed to the Western Pacific and Gulf of Oman with Carrier Air Wing FIFTEEN (CVW-15) aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Flew with the Golden Falcons of HS-2 as Helicopter Operations Officer with Carrier Air Wing NINE (CVW-9) deployed aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) to the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. Another assignment with HS-4 deployed aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCLON (CVN 72) with Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN (CVW-14) deployed to Western Pacific and Persian Gulf. Served as HS-6 SCREAMIN’ INDIANS Executive Officer and subsequently Commanding Officer embarked in USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM with Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN (CVW-11).
Captain Lineberry served as Commander, Amphibious Squadron SIX, deployed as Commander, NASSAU Expeditionary Strike Group in support of FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet operations. In September 2008, Amphibious Squadron SIX designated Mission Commander onboard USS NASSAU (LHA 4) to assist in disaster response efforts in Galveston, Texas following Hurricane Ike. As Mission Commander, CONTINUING PROMISE 09 conducted Humanitarian and Civic Assistance mission within Latin America and the Caribbean deployed on USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20).
Captain Lineberry assumed command of Mine Countermeasures Squadron SEVEN, Sasebo, Japan in September 2010 providing expeditionary airborne, surface, and underwater mine countermeasures forces. He reported to Tactical Training Group, Atlantic in May 2011 as Executive Officer. His personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and he has accumulated over 4,000 mishap-free flight hours.