Posted by: arbeam | March 2, 2017

Mar 14: NL Luncheon Speaker Capt Robert Gaucher

Bremerton Navy League Luncheon Mar 14, 2017 @ 11:30 AM, NBK Bangor Trident Ballroom.

This month’s luncheon will be a joint meeting with the Navy Submarine League. Our Guest Speaker is Captain Robert Gaucher Commander Submarine Development Squadron Five. CSDR 5  is the operational command responsible for the maintenance and operation of assigned submarines (USS Seawolf, USS Connecticut, and USS Jimmy Carter),  submersibles, and the Navy’s Ocean Engineering systems. They also serve as the tactical development authority for SUVs, UUVs, Undersea Acoustic Arrays, and Arctic Warfare.

Captain Robert Gaucher is originally from Pittsfield, MA, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida in 1998.

His operational assignments include service in both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines including service as a Division Officer onboard USS FLYING FISH (SSN-673), Navigator/Operations Officer onboard USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN-723), and Executive Officer onboard USS MARYLAND (SSBN-738) (BLUE).  During these tours he completed three strategic deterrent patrols as well as deployments to the Arctic, Caribbean, North Atlantic, and Mediterranean.

Captain Gaucher commanded USS CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI (SSN 705) in Apra Harbor, Guam.  During his command tour, CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI completed two Western Pacific mission cycles and a Homeport Change to Pearl Harbor, while earning two Meritorious Unit Commendations and the Submarine Squadron Fifteen Battle Efficiency ‘E’.

Captain Gaucher’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (4 awards).

Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor.

Doors open at 11:00, Lunch begins at 11:30 Tuesday 14 Mar 2017.

Registration: Please call Realty Station at 360-377-5699 for your lunch registration. This is a new phone number. If there are any questions please contact us at

  • Members without base access; processing time can take weeks.
  • Please give your name as it appears on your driver’s license.
  • Spell your name to make certain that it will be correct on the gate access sheet. Provide your date of birth and city of birth.
  • Members without enhanced WA Drivers License need to be on the base access list or be escorted.

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