Surface Warfare Officers School Command
Captain Scott F. Robertson
Commanding Officer
Surface Warfare Officer's School Command

Commanding Officer

Capt. Robertson attended Boot Camp at Naval Training Station, San Diego, in 1986 as a non-designated Seaman. Shortly after graduation, he attended the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program, earning a four-year NROTC scholarship.

Robertson attended Norwich University the Military College of Vermont and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991.

His sea tours include: USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the 1st division officer, USS Normandy (CG 60) as the Fire Control officer, USS Port Royal (CG 73) as the Weapons and Combat Systems officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the Engineering Department Auxiliaries officer, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the executive officer, and he commanded USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) and USS Normandy (CG 60).

Robertson’s ashore assignments include the Aegis Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) where he was course supervisor and lead instructor for the Force Air Defense Warfare Commanders Course, and on the Joint Staff in the J-8 Directorate as the Resources and Acquisition manager.

Following his assignment at ATRC in 1999, Robertson spent two years away from naval service and worked as a defense weapon systems engineer before voluntarily returning to active duty following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Capt. Robertson holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University.

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Commander Timothy B. Wilke
Executive Officer
Surface Warfare Officer's School Command

Executive Officer

Commander Timothy Wilke is a native of Schaumburg, Illinois. He attended St. Viator High School and is a 1996 Marquette University graduate; receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a commission in the United States Navy through the NROTC program.

At sea, Commander Wilke served in Division Officer tours as the Ordinance Officer aboard USS Rentz (FFG 46) and as the Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Chosin (CG 65). In 2002 he served as the Flag Aide to Commander Nimitz Battle Group. From 2003 to 2006 he served his Department Head tours as the Operations Officer on the USS Decatur (DDG 73) and then as Operations Officer aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). From 2011 till 2014 Commander Wilke served as the Executive Officer then fleeted up as the Commanding Officer of the USS Freedom (LCS-1) GOLD Crew. In 2013, while in command, the Freedom conducted her historic first in class maiden deployment to South East Asia.

Ashore, Commander Wilke served as the Maintenance Type Desk Officer to Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific in Singapore, a Future Plans (N5) Staff Officer at the Headquarters Maritime Component Command Naples Italy for NATO Forces Southern Europe and most recently as the Commanding Officer of the Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific in Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

A 2007 graduate of the Naval War College Commander Wilke holds a Master’s Degree in National Defense Policy, Strategic Studies. He has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medals and various unit and campaign awards.

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CMDCM(SW/FMF) Peter R. Dyksterhouse
Command Master Chief
Surface Warfare Officer's School Command

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Peter “Rick” Dyksterhouse was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Mich., and enlisted in the Navy on January 6, 1989. He attended Recruit Training in Orlando, Fla., and RP “A” School in Meridian, Miss. Reporting to Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune in May, he became the last RP to attend the eight-week School of Infantry.

His sea tours include Second Marine Division, where he deployed to Okinawa, Japan, and Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; USS South Carolina (CGN 37), where he completed two Mediterranean cruises and was selected for Chief Petty Officer; III Marine Expeditionary Force, deploying to operations and exercises throughout the Pacific.

His shore tours include: Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi; Commander, Amphibious Group Two, Norfolk, Va.; U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and U.S. Pacific Command/U.S. Pacific Fleet, Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Chief of Naval Operations staff as Senior Enlisted Leader for the Chief of Navy Chaplain’s in May 2009.

His Command Master Chief tours include USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41), where he was awarded the first MCPON Del Black Deckplate Leadership Award, and Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS).

Master Chief Dyksterhouse is a graduate of Keystone 15-1, MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium, Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course (56), U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NRC 23), and Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME-0708-D). His personal decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 Awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 Awards), Combat Action Ribbon, and various service and campaign awards.

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