CAPT Robert Schlesinger

CAPT Robert Schlesinger

Dates of Service: May 1980 - Aug 2009
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  • ENS May 80
  • LTJG May 82
  • LT Jun 84
  • LCDR Aug 90
  • CDR Jun 95
  • CAPT Nov 00
Commissioning Source:  USNA, May 1980

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Over 30 years of experience leading engineering and facilities management organizations and directing complex design and construction programs. Proven success in directing strategic planning, design and construction of facilities, environmental remediation, public-private ventures, base realignment and closure actions, and facilities maintenance support contracts. Extremely effective communicator and fiscal manager. Specialties: Civil Engineering, executive management, financial management, facilities management, real property management, acquisition, government liaison, environmental compliance, construction management, budgeting, planning.

Military Experiences

Jun 2007 - Jul 2009
Commanding Officer
CEO of an 800 person engineering, contracting, and construction management organization. Supervising environmental compliance and restoration, facilities management, utilities distribution, real estate, public/private ventures, planning, and energy conservation for over 1000 Navy buildings and structures. Accountable for a plant value of $9.6 billion, an annual budget of $240 million and construction projects totaling over $1 billion. Spearheaded safety improvements using OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.
Jun 2005 - May 2007
Facilities & Environmental Director
Hand-picked Vice President in charge of facilities and environmental policy for 79 Navy installations worldwide. Supervised over $3 billion per year budget formulation, presentation, and execution. In charge of a major rewriting of the Navy's instructions on facilities projects and temporary and leased facilities. Orchestrated $900 million facilities portion of the Hurricane Katrina emergency supplemental appropriations request to Congress and oversaw recovery efforts, including facility inspections, emergency operations, repair solutions, and budget estimates.
May 2003 - May 2005
Chief of Staff
Chief Operating Officer responsible for coordination of base operating support functions at Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Supervised four installation commanding officers. Headed regional program directors for facilities and land management, exercise coordination, housing, environmental, security, family services, port services, air services, bachelor quarters, and logistics. Responsible for five Commercial Activities studies to compete government jobs with the private sector, all won by in-house workforce. Spearheaded development of a new strategic plan and co-chaired partnership with 3 labor unions.
Jun 2001 - May 2003
Assistant Chief of Staff
Vice president responsible for maintenance and repair of facilities valued at $6 billion. Controlled an annual budget of $190 million and 480 employees. Prioritized and submitted major construction and repair projects to higher headquarters. Implemented a new geospatial information system to standardize data and improve access to information. Launched a Computerized Maintenance Management System to standardize, improve, and automate facilities management across four public works departments. Re-engineered facilities management processes and reorganized the 480-person organization, resulting in a 27 percent reduction in staffing while maintaining exceptional customer service.


(1 year, 6 months)
Dec 1988 - Jul 1989
CHARLIE Company Commander (C-6) and Air Detachment Officer in Charge for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THREE THREE deployed to Camp Mitchell, Naval Station, Rota, Spain. Took 100-man Air Detachment to EXERCISE SPANISH PHIBLEX in Spain, where we served as the aggressor force for an amphibious landing by 22 MEU(SOC).
Oct 1987 - Jul 1988
Assistant Operations Officer and Air Detachment Officer in Charge for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THREE THREE deployed to Camp Shields, Okinawa, Japan. Took 100-man Air Detachment to EXERCISE TEAM SPIRIT in Pohang, South Korea.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jun 2001 - Jul 2001

Kellogg Executive School of Management

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (3/3)

Security Clearance
None / Expired