Navy Diving and Salvage Officer, Explorer, Commanding Officer
Capt(ret) USN Bobbie retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005 after 24 years of service. As a Diving and Salvage officer since 1983, she had key leadership roles in many Navy Diving Operations including the TWA Flight 800 recovery in 1996, the USS COLE bombing recovery in Aden, Yemen in 2000 and USS MONITOR Expeditions 2001 and 2002. She has 19 surface supplied mixed gas dives to 230 FSW on MONITOR. Bobbie served in three Commanding Officer positions, USS BOLSTER (ARS 38), a diving and salvage ship; Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit TWO; and Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ. She was also the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Diving from 1997-1999. She has an MS in National Resource Strategies from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and an honorary Doctorate of Science from Illinois State University(ISU). She is a member of ISU’s College of Science and Arts Hall of Fame and currently does consulting work. Bobbie is the recipient of the Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year Award for Service in 2012. WDHOF Board of Directors - Vice-President 2007-2009, President 2010-2011, Chairman of the Board 2017-2020.