CDR Robert. L. Rubino, USN (Ret.)
Commander Rubino retired from the Navy in 2016 after 20 years of active and reserve service as an unrestricted Naval Aviator. During his 11 years of active duty, he flew the F/A-18 “Hornet”. He was a qualified instructor pilot and airshow demonstration pilot. As a Naval Reservist, Bob spent eight years flying the C-20G in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on numerous deployments to the Middle East. His awards include the Air Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He accumulated almost 3000 hours of flight time.
From 2004-2018, Bob worked in Lockheed Martin’s Government Affairs Office as the Director of the Navy F-35 Program. In this position, he was responsible for various aspects of the program to include procurement, sustainment, follow-on-modernization, and grassroots efforts. He worked with both Navy leadership in the Pentagon and Congressional leadership on the Hill during his time at Lockheed Martin.
From 2001-2004, Bob worked for a Delex Systems, a Training and Simulation company. His responsibilities included all aviation related Business Development, to include domestic and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) marketing of pilot weapon training systems and simulators, and was the program manager of a SLAM-ER end-game trainer for the US Navy P-3 community. Bob’s past board services include the Tailhook Association, National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and for many years was a member of the annual Collier Trophy selection committee.
Currently, Bob is a First Officer flying 737’s for United Airlines living in Northern Virginia.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bob earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from George Mason University in 1990.