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Officer in Charge  |  Assistant Officer in Charge  |  Senior Enlisted Advisor 

LT Josh "Robi" Robishaw, United States Navy


LT Robishaw, a native of Wakefield, MA, enlisted in the Navy in June of 2000 as a Cryptologic Technician (Collection). Upon completion of “A” school, he reported to his first assignment at NSGA Ft Meade. After a successful tour in Maryland, he reported to NSGD Brunswick, ME where he deployed in support of CNO-Sponsored Special Mission aboard P-3 Orion aircraft in direct support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.
He transferred to Ottawa, Canada in 2006 as part of the Partnership Exchange Program where he stood watch as a watch officer and deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan as a liaison for Tactical Cryptologic Operations for a multi-national force.  During his time in Canada, he also graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Technical Management. In 2008, he transferred to NIOC Bahrain and flew onboard EP-3E aircraft in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM and maritime support operations in the region.
LT Robishaw was commissioned through OCS in 2010, and after initial training, he arrived at Navy Information Operations Command Georgia where he stood watch as an Operations Watch Officer and deployed as a Subsurface Direct Support Officer onboard LANTFLT combatants in support of USCENTCOM and USAFRICOM.  He also completed his graduate education during this time, earning a M.S. in Aeronautical Science.
After his tour in GA, LT Robishaw reported to the USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) homeported out of Mayport, FL as their Information Warfare Officer and Special Security Officer. USS VICKSBURG deployed as Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 (SNMG-2) flagship during his tour, and LT Robishaw successfully filled the role as Information Warfare Commander for a multi-national NATO strike group conducting operations throughout 6th Fleet and the EUCOM Area of Responsibility.
His personal decorations include: The Air Medal (9 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal (5 awards), a Canadian Forces Campaign Star and various unit and service medals.

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