Albert Robbins and family, 1959
Naval Career of Albert Robbins
1953-1957 Seaman Recruit to AT-1
Navy Schools (Bainbridge, MD; Norman, OK; Memphis, TN)
VP-16 (NAS Jacksonville, NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco)
Maintenance and In-flight radar technician.
Naval Air Development Unit, NAS South Weymouth, MA
Experimental Radar suites P2-V5, WV-2, and ZPG-2
1957-1961 AT-1, ATCA, Ensign (Avionics Limited Duty Officer)
Student NEASP/NESEP Unit, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (BSEE)
1961 ZP-1, NAS Lakehurst, NJ Ensign
Electrical Branch Officer/ Avionics Officer
during last year of Navy LTA.
1961-1964 Naval Aviation Electronic Service Unit,
Anacostia Receiving Station, Washington, DC (LTJG)
Becoming Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit,
Naval Air Material Center Philadelphia, PA (LT)
NAESU First Lieutenant, ASW Technical Writer,
DIGEST OF NAVAL AVIONICS
1964-1966 Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville, NAS Jacksonville, FL (LT)
Staff Avionics Officer, responsible for 160 Field Engineers
supporting squadrons and air stations in the 6th Naval District.
Coordinated introduction of Three Level maintenance, and
fielding of RA-5C, A-7A, P3-A and SH-3 avionics support systems.
1967–1969 USS Saratoga (CVA-60) (Lieutenant)
Integrated Operational Intelligence Center Maintenance Officer
(First digital computers afloat, downside of the RA-5C
photographic and electronics intelligence system)
Selected as one of original 100 Naval Aviation
Engineering Maintenance Duty Officers
1970-1971 Naval Plant Representatives Office, Westinghouse, Baltimore, MD (Lieutenant)
Government liaison on multiple Navy, USAF, FAA, NASA and FMS programs
1971-1974 Aviation and Surface Effect Department,
Naval Ship Research & Development Center, Carderock, MD
GS-12 Research Engineer supporting the Joint Surface Effect Ship Program,
and the Arctic Air Cushion Vehicle Program
(Co-inventor on two patents regarding vehicle dynamics and motion alleviation)
1974–1981 Naval Air Systems Command, Alexandria, VA
GS-13 Training Engineer, Training Officer Imperial Iranian Air Force
Established first and only complete in-country training program for a Naval Aircraft.
GS-13 Electronics Engineer, Established and maintained
Age Exploration Program for Naval Avionics.
Assistant Program Manager, Logistics for the Tactical Airborne
Reconnaissance Pod System (F-14/TARPS) from
development through initial carrier deployment.
1981-1983 Naval Air Systems Command, Alexandria, VA (CDR, USNR)
Recalled to active duty to assist in reorganization of the Logistics Directorate;
Staffed NEW branch responsible for establishing maintenance practices for:
Corrosion Control, Sealed Instrument Repair, Advanced Hydraulic Systems,
Aircraft Painting Systems, Structural Composites Repair,
Aircraft Transparencies/Radomes/IRdomes, Aircraft Wiring Systems, and
miniature/micro-miniature electronics repair.
1984-1986 Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Alexandria, VA
Project engineer supporting TACAMO Program Office and P-3 Program Office
1986-1995 Dual & Associates, Alexandria, VA and Indianapolis, IN
(Infant SBA 8(A) contractor; off-spring of BA&H)
Program Manager supporting multiple small programs:
digital TARPS, EP-3 and VA-Q squadrons and aircraft armament programs
1997-1998 Naval Air Warfare Center, Indianapolis, IN
Rejoined civil service (GS-12 Logistician) to assist in NAWC Base Closure,
a unique transition from a government laboratory to a contractor plant
1998-1999 Raytheon, Indianapolis, IN (NAWC was bought by Hughes Aircraft, which
in turn was bought by Raytheon two weeks after we started working for Hughes.)