LCDR Robert Sawyer
Phone: (401) 841-1472
Fax: (401) 841-6960
Lieutenant Commander Robert Sawyer graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed training at the Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina and the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina.
After completing the Submarine Officer Basic Course, LCDR Sawyer reported in February 2001 to USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731 GOLD) in Bangor, Washington. While assigned to ALABAMA, he served as the Reactor Control Assistant, Damage Control Assistant, Quality Assurance Officer, and Assistant Engineer, completing five strategic deterrent patrols. In February 2004, he reported to the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina, where he served as an instructor and division director for in the officer training department.
After completing the Submarine Officer Advanced Course, LCDR Sawyer reported in October 2006 to USS Annapolis (SSN 760) in Groton, Connecticut. He served as the Engineer Officer, completing one deployment to West Africa and the Mediterranean and later under-ice exercises. In May 2009, he was assigned to Commander Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, Tactical Analysis Group, in Groton, where he worked as the Torpedo and Torpedo Defense Action Officer until February 2011.
From April 2011 until May 2013, LCDR Sawyer served as the Officer-in-Charge of Historic Ship Nautilus (SSN-571) and Director of the Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton, CT.
LCDR Sawyer’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous unit awards.