|CDR Robert "Todd" Stengel
Commander "Todd" Stengel, a native of Rock Island, IL, is a 1990 graduate of the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He was commissioned through the NROTC Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. CDR Stengel is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a master’s degree in operations management.
After attending Surface Warfare Officers Division Officer School in San Diego, CA he reported to USS DAVID R RAY (DD 971) home ported Long Beach, CA, where he served as Gunnery Officer and Combat Information Center Officer. Following that tour he attended the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Quantico, VA.
Upon graduating from Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School, CDR Stengel reported as Operations Officer in USS OLDENDORF (DD 972) home ported Sand Diego, CA. For his second Operations Officer tour, he joined the crew of USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) in Yokosuka, Japan. During his tour CHANCELLORSVILLE acted as Air Defense Commander for Battle Force Seventh Fleet and deployed with the KITTY HAWK Battle Group to the Arabian Gulf.
After a tour in the FDNF, CDR Stengel joined the staff of Commander Carrier Group ONE as Surface Strike Officer where he planned COMPTUEX and TEXAS THUNDER series of exercises, and was a strike, ASW, and SUW observer for several Joint Task Force exercises. Subsequently, he reported to Commander Afloat Training Group Pacific for duty as the head of Cruise Missile Tactical Qualification training.
CDR Stengel's most recent sea tour was Executive Officer in USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52). Deploying with the BONHOMME RICHARD Expeditionary Strike Group, BUNKER HILL supported tsunami relief efforts, anti-piracy operations, and counter-narcotics interdiction. Upon completion that tour he joined the COMNAVSURFPAC staff in October 2005 where he served as the Deputy ACOS for Force Training and Readiness (N7). CDR Stengel then reported to the Navy Manpower Analysis Center, Millington, TN where he served as Department Head for Fleet Manpower Requirements (Code 40). At NAVMAC, his team determined the number of Sailors, rating mix, and special skills necessary for the Navy’s ships to accomplish their at-sea wartime mission.