CAPT ROBERT J. CEPEK
Commander Coastal Riverine Group Two
Captain Bob Cepek was commissioned upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Math.
At sea, Captain Cepek has served seven sea tours with units of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, and has participated in multiple deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, the Western Pacific, the Arabian Gulf, and the Caribbean. He has served aboard USS Francis Hammond (FF 1067) as ASW Officer/CIC Officer/Operations Officer, USS Valley Forge (CG 50) as DCA, USS Ramage (DDG 61) as Operations Officer, USS San Jacinto (CG 56) as Operations and USS Harry S. Truman Strike Group Air Defense Officer, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) while attached to Commander, Second Fleet as the Assistant Fleet Operations Officer, and Carrier Strike Group Eight on board USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as the Strike Group Operations Officer. His most recent assignment included command tours of the USS Kauffman (FFG 59) during which he deployed twice to the Southern Command Area of Responsibility and the USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) for two months while deployed to the Arabian Gulf.
Captain Cepek’s shore duty assignments include the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, VA, Strategy and Policy Analyst on the Staff of United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA, and as the Operations Officer for Commander, Navy Surface Fleet Atlantic. Captain Cepek most recently served as Deputy Commander in Coastal Riverine Group TWO and assumed the duties of Commander, Coastal Riverine Group TWO on 29 April 2016.
Personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and a variety of unit and campaign awards.
Captain Cepek is married to the former Jeniffer Anne Gracia of Virginia Beach, Virginia and has three sons, Cameron, Kyle and Austin.