||Mr. Bob Stephenson, US PACIFIC FLEET N6
||Join AFCEA Hawaii on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
and hear from Special Guest Speaker Mr. Robert
Stephenson, US Pacific Fleet N6.
Mr. Robert A. Stephenson serves as the director
for communications and information systems &
chief information officer for Commander, U.S.
Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) located in Pearl
Harbor. As the fleet N6, Stephenson is
responsible for ensuring operational command,
control, communications, computers and
intelligence (C4I) capability for all afloat
and ashore commands in the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
As the chief information officer, he is
actively engaged in strategic C4I and
information technology (IT) initiatives within
the Department of the Navy, U.S. Pacific
Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet. Stephenson was
appointed to the Senior Executive Service in
April 2018. His career experience includes
significant roles in all aspects of engineering
He previously served as the technical director
for fleet readiness, Space and Naval Warfare
Systems Command (SPAWAR). In this capacity, he
was the lead fleet systems engineer and the
U.S. Navy technical warrant holder for C4I and
coalition interoperability. Stephenson also
served as special assistant to COMPACFLT for
cyber defense and resilient command and
control. He was promoted to senior leader in
Stephenson is a 1973 graduate of the United
States Naval Academy. Following completion of
naval nuclear power school and submarine
school, he was assigned to USS Sam Houston
(SSBN 609) (Blue). Stephenson completed the
ship┐s refueling overhaul, post overhaul
shakedown operations, and four deterrent
patrols in the western Pacific. He was
qualified in submarines and as a chief engineer
of a naval nuclear propulsion plant. Stephenson
then served at Commander, Submarine Force, U.S.
Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) as command center
watch officer, local operations officer, and as
the first shore targeting terminal officer.
Stephenson was detailed to COMPACFLT in 1998 to
assist in the development of the IT-21 program.
In 1999, he was the lead engineer for the
SPAWAR Fleet Systems Engineering Team.
Stephenson deployed to the Middle East in
support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001┐
02 and in support of Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He
worked Navy efforts to improve coalition
interoperability which led to the development
and deployment of the CENTRIXS maritime system.
Stephenson served as the science advisor and
deputy J6 for the Operation Tomodachi Joint
Support Force. He served as the J6 technical
director for Joint Task Force (JTF) 519 from
2000 until the JTF was stood down in 2013.
Stephenson deployed in 2013 to Commander, Fleet
Cyber Command as technical co-lead for
Operation Rolling Tide. From May 2015 to
October 2015, he served as the acting deputy
chief of staff for communications and
information systems, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Stephenson left active duty in 1980 and was
commissioned in the Navy Reserve. Following
department head and executive officer tours in
the submarine reserve program, he commanded the
reserve detachments of Commander, Submarine
Squadron 7; COMPACFLT and U.S. Pacific Command.
After 30 years of active and reserve service,
Stephenson retired from the Navy Reserve in
||Mr. Bob Stephenson