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A native of Richmond, VA, Commander Robert Underhill attended the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in political science and a minor in german. Upon commissioning in 1998, he reported to surface warfare officer school in Newport, RI. He currently serves as executive officer at Navy Recruiting District Richmond. Previous sea duty assignments include executive officer aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), operations officer onboard USS Klakring (FFG 42), navigator onboard USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG 13) and USS Estocin (FFG 15), and electrical officer onboard USS Vicksburg(CG 69).
Cmdr. Underhill most recently served ashore as the requirements and action officer for destroyer and cruiser modernization within OPNAV N96. Previous shore duty assignments include exercise officer (N7) at Destroyer Squadron 40, executive and administrative officer for Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 11, and executive officer at Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Jacksonville, FL. While on shore duty he completed a Masters Degree in business administration.


Commander Underhill’s decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards). He is married to Wendy Ayers of Arlington, VA, and they have three children.



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