Surface Warfare Officers School Command
Captain Scott F. Robertson
Commanding Officer
Surface Warfare Officers 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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Captain Timothy B. Wilke
Executive Officer
Surface Warfare Officers School Command

Executive Officer

Captain Timothy Wilke, a native of Schaumburg, Illinois, attended St. Viator High School. He graduated in 1996 from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was commissioned through the NROTC program. He also graduated from the U.S. Naval War College in 2007 with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.

At sea, Wilke served in division officer tours as ordnance officer aboard USS Rentz (FFG 46) and as main propulsion assistant aboard USS Chosin (CG 65); as flag aide to the Nimitz Battle Group commander; and in department head tours as operations officer aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73) and then USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). From 2011 to 2014, Wilke served as executive officer and then fleeted up as commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) GOLD Crew; in 2013, while in command, he led the ship's historic first-in-class maiden deployment to Southeast Asia.

His shore tours include service on the staff of Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific in Singapore as the maintenance type desk officer; as a future plans (N5) staff officer at Allied Maritime Component Command Naples for Allied Joint Force Command Naples; and most recently as commanding officer, Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Wilke reported as executive officer, Surface Warfare Officers School Command in June 2017.

He has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and various unit and campaign awards.

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Command Master Chief Randy J. Bell
Command Master Chief
Surface Warfare Officers School Command

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Randy J. Bell, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, enlisted in the Navy in March 2000. Following completion of basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Hull Technician "A" School. He holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. He graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy Class #166 Blue Group with honors; Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Command Leadership School Class #102; National Defense University Keystone Course 16-1; and MCPON Executive Leadership Symposium. He is designated a specialist in surface warfare.

His sea duty assignments have been forward deployed to Japan and include USS Vincennes (CG 49) after which he converted to the master-at-arms (MA) rating and attended MA "A" School in Point Loma, California; and USS Tortuga (LSD 46) as chief master-at-arms and weapons division leading chief petty officer.

His shore duty assignments include Navy Region Hawaii security department as a watch commander; Navy Provisional Guard Battalion, Joint Detention Operations Group, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as an individual augmentee cell block leading petty officer; and Navy Recruiting District Dallas as recruiter in charge, Navy Recruiting Station Lewisville, Texas.

Bell was selected for the Command Senior Chief Program in 2012. He has served as command senior chief of USS Defender (MCM 2) and command master chief of USS Chief (MCM 14), as well as the Center for Service Support.

He reported to Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Newport, Rhode Island, as command master chief in February 2018.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (8 awards) as well as various other unit and campaign awards.

He holds certifications as a master homeland security specialist, police officer (government service) and counselor (professional and kindred) through the U.S. Department of Labor.

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