Executive Officer: Lieutenant Commander Anthony "Eric" Dobson
Lt. Cmdr. Eric Dobson graduated from Boiling Springs High School, Spartanburg County, South Carolina in 1992. On April 26, 1993, he enlisted in the Navy and completed basic training and Data Processing Technician “A” school in San Diego. He attained the rank of information systems technician 1st class, and was then commissioned through the limited duty officer (LDO) program in 2003 as an information professional LDO. In 2012, he was laterally transferred to the information professional restricted line community.
His enlisted operational tours included USS America (CV 66) and USS Nassau (LHA 4) as a network technician, and the Joint Communications Unit as a network administrator. After commissioning, his operational tours included USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the automated data processing officer and as tactical automated identification system officer; Naval Special Warfare Development Group as information systems officer and as director of communications (N6); and USS America (LHA 6) as combat systems information officer.
Ashore, his enlisted tour was at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a network administrator. After commissioning, his shore tours include U.S. 2nd Fleet as fleet communications officer; and Naval Personnel Command as the information professional junior detailer.
Currently, Dobson serves as executive officer of Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking from Strayer University in Washington D.C., a Master of Arts in Information Technology Management from Webster University in St. Louis, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified as an information warfare officer, surface warfare officer, enlisted surface warfare specialist, and Navy and Marine Corps parachutist.