CAPT Robert "Bob" DeStafney, USMS
A native of Pensacola, Florida, CAPT DeStafney is the son, the grandson, and the father of a United States Marine.
Upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, he accepted a Marine Corps commission, and spent thirty years on active duty, serving in all three Marine Expeditionary Forces, and aboard bases and stations around the world.
While in the Marine Corps, CAPT DeStafney commanded units at the platoon, company, detachment, battalion, and regimental levels. From 1985 to 1988, he commanded the Marine Detachment aboard USS SIMON LAKE (AS33), based in Holy Loch, Scotland. Combat tours include Operation Joint Forge/Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1997-1998) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2005). CAPT DeStafney holds graduate degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and the California University of Pennsylvania.