Commanding Officer (March 26, 2014 - Present)
CDR Christopher Roberto
Commanding Officer

Commander Christopher Roberto grew up in Easton, Connecticut and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1996, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering

After completing Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear pipeline training, he reported aboard USS SIDES (FFG 14) as Communications Officer, where he completed his initial qualifications and deployed to the Western Pacific.

His second Division Officer tour was in USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), where he served as Reactor Electrical Division Officer and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch.

He then reported to the Naval Post Graduate School and earned his Master’s Degree in Financial Management. He then reported aboard USS RENTZ (FFG 46) as Operations Officer, deploying to the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Sea for counter narco-terrorism operations. His next assignment was in USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) as Main Propulsion Assistant, where he again deployed to the Arabian Gulf for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Following his Department Head Tours, he served as Deputy Special Technical Operations Chief at the Joint Information Operations Warfare Command, USSTRATCOM. After earning his qualification as a Joint Officer, he reported to Yokosuka, Japan as the Officer-in-Charge of CNAP Maintenance Training Group Detachment (N97), providing type commander oversight in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73).

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