|Captain Robert B. Chadwick II
Acting Commanding Officer
Captain Chadwick is a native of Bethesda, Maryland and was raised in a Navy family. He is a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.
A Surface Warfare Officer, Captain Chadwick began his career at sea aboard USS BARRY (DDG 52) as gunnery officer and then Navigator, deploying to Haiti in support of peacekeeping operation and to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation VIGILANT WARRIOR. Follow-on sea tours included duty as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) and Executive Officer in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58). In PHILIPPINE SEA, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf with the ENTERPRISE Strike Group in support Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. His next assignment was as Chief Staff Officer, Destroyer Squadron 24 in Mayport, Florida.
Captain Chadwick assumed command of USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) in November 2009. During his command tour, ROOSEVELT deployed in support of operations off the east coast of Africa and was awarded the Battle “E” for 2010 and 2011.
Ashore assignments have included the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, duty as Flag Aide to Director, Surface Warfare Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (N76) and Flag Aide to Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, strategic planner at U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida, Deputy Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and National War College in Washington, DC.
Captain Chadwick earned a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He holds a Political/Military Affairs sub-specialty.
He holds various decorations and awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was awarded the 2011 Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership.