Captain Robert L. Lage

As a career Surface Warfare officer Captain Lage served in numerous positions around the United States and the world. His commands included The Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific, Guided Missile Destroyer USS ROBISON (DDG 12), Fast Frigate USS BRONSTEIN (FF 1037) and Military Sea Lift Transportation Facility Casablanca, Morocco. He had three tours on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (Pentagon). He also served as Training/Readiness Officer for Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific. Other assignments included Commissioning Executive Officer USS WADDELL (DDG 24), Commissioning Operations Officer/ Navigator USS COONTZ (DLG 9), Operations Officer USS CARPENTER (DD 825), Gunnery/Mine Sweeping Officer USS DEXTROUS (MSF 341) and AIDE/Flag Lieutenant to Commandant Thirteenth Naval District, Seattle.

Retiring after 29 ½ years his personal awards included a Silver Star (Vietnam combat operations), two Legion of Merits (one with combat V), three Meritorious Service Medals and a Navy Unit Commendation.

Upon completion of his Navy career he was a consultant to various companies on Navy Warfare Readiness Issues. His education included University of Redlands, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey (MS degree) and National War College, Washington D.C. He and his wife Alice have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. They live in San Marcos, California where they have a small ranch raising tropical fruit (cherimoyas, avocados, guavas). Captain Lage is an avid fisherman and enjoys RV camping, golf and traveling.