Robert Gardner, Select One

Col. (ret.), U.S. Marine Corps

Deputy Director Maritime Advanced Warfighting School
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Biography

Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 Operations Officer for the 1st Marine Division, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Served in artillery units, as a Naval Gunfire Instructor; a Marine Expeditionary Unit FSO; an instructor with MAWTS-1; speechwriter for the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps and Senior Aide de Camp to the 32nd and 33rd Commandants; Chief, JPG, CJ-5, CJTF-HOA in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; Deputy Chief of Combined Policy, C5, for Combined Forces Command and the Chief of Policy, U5, for United Nations Command in the Republic of Korea; and Team Chief, Regional Border Team – North in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Amphibious Warfare
  • Artillery
  • China
  • COIN
  • Counterterrorism
  • Ground Warfare
  • Iraq
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • JPME
  • Leadership
  • Operational Warfare
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights

2017

Deputy Director, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

2016

Deputy Director, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

2015

Deputy Director, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

2014

Deputy Director, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

2013

Deputy Director, Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

2012

Senior Marine Representative, U.S. Naval War College

2011

Senior Marine Representative, U.S. Naval War College

Education

M.A., United States Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies, Highest Distinction

M.S., University of Saint Mary, Management

B.S., Virginia Military Institute, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate of the Army Command and Staff College

Gradutate of the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW)

Graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College

Related Credentials

Joint Qualified Officer

News, Media, & Events

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Senior Enlisted Academy holds change of charge

Nov. 17, 2017
News Publication
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Brazilian woman takes Oath of Allegiance at NWC

Nov. 15, 2017
News Publication
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Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert Series

Dec. 10, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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