USS Cowpens
"Return To The Fight"
CAPT Robert Marin
CAPT Robert Marin
Commanding Officer (January 2010 - February 2012)

Captain Rob Marin is a native of Los Angeles, California. He started his Naval career in June 1983 as a Constructionman Recruit. After being selected for an ROTC Scholarship, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1987 and was commissioned as an Ensign.

His sea duty assignments include tours of duty in USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG-16) as the First Lieutenant, USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) as the Combat Information Center Officer, USS CROMMELIN (FFG-37) as the Combat Systems Officer, Commander Destroyer Squadron ONE as the Combat Systems Officer, Executive Officer, USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG-48) and Commanding Officer, USS GARY (FFG-51).

His shore assignments include Flag Lieutenant for Commander, Naval Surface Reserve Force; Appropriations Congressional Liaison in Washington DC; student at the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College.

In November 2006 Captain Marin returned to Washington to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N86) and assumed duties as the Financial Branch Head.

Captain Marin became the 11th Commanding Officer of USS COWPENS on 13 January 2010.

Captain Marin has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with 1 gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 3 gold stars, and Navy Achievement Medal with 1 gold star.



USS Cowpens (CG 63) hosted 120 sixth grade students from Yokosuka Middle School as a part of Team Cowpens
USS Cowpens conducts engineering operational testing
The officers and crew of USS Cowpens (CG 63) pose for a group photo under the ship at at Yokosuka's dry dock six
Lt. Kermit Jones greets children from the Fujisawa City Misono Orphanage during a community relations project sponsored by Cowpe
Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships sail in formation.
Vice Admiral Van Buskirk Visits Cowpens
Cowpens Takes a Break in Saipan
Frocking Ceremony
Talisman Sabre 2011 Exercise
Sailors hoist ship colors during special sea and anchor detail aboard USS Cowpens (CG 63) as the ship is moored in Laem Chabang
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Conducts Mk-45 Calibration Live-fire Exercise Underway
USS Cowpens in Busan, Republic of Korea for a port visit
USS Cowpens Gunner's Mate 1st Class Russell Rotolo demonstrates the proper handling and firing procedures of the M-16 A3 rifle
USS Cowpens (CG 63) Visits Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy Sailors
USS Cowpens Sailors Promote Good Will at Hong Kong School
USS Cowpens (cg63)

 Served with ...

CMDCM Bryan K. Hawkins


LCDR Will J. Chambers
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