Commander Robert Campbell
Commander Robert Campbell was born in Chandler, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida in April 1998.
Commander Campbell’s initial sea tour was aboard USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71) where he served as Ordnance Officer from 1998-2000. While on board he completed an Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operation Southern Watch. His second sea tour was aboard USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60) where he served as Training Officer from 2000-2002. While on board he completed a deployment to South America. For his department head tour, he reported as pre-commissioning Weapons Officer on PCU KIDD (DDG 100) and fleet-up Combat Systems Officer from 2005-2008. While under construction in Mississippi, the ship was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. After repair and arrival in San Diego, CA, Commander Campbell led USS KIDD through initial combat systems testing and evaluation of the Baseline 7 Phase 1 Aegis Weapon System.
Ashore, Robert attended the Naval Postgraduate School from 2002-2004 where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology and completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I. Following his department head sea tour, he reported to Headquarters, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, DC where he served in the Surface Warfare Directorate for Cruiser-Destroyer Modernization from 2008-2010. Next, he reported to the United States Naval Academy where he served on the staff of the Commandant of Midshipmen from 2010-2012.
Commander Campbell reported to USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) as Executive Officer in April 2013.
His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various individual and unit campaign awards.