Commander Robert Lane
Commanding Officer, USS Greeneville (SSN 772)
A native of Huffman, Texas, Commander Lane enlisted in the Navy in April 1992 as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. He completed Electrician’s Mate “A” school and nuclear propulsion training in Orlando, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. In June 1994 he reported to the Moored Training Ship Daniel Webster (MTS 626) as a Junior Staff Instructor.
In July 1996 he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) in Alameda, California where he qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor. The ship completed two Western Pacific deployments, a change of homeport to Bremerton, Washington and participated in Operation Southern Watch and Desert Fox.
In July 1999 he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and attended University of Houston. There he advanced to Chief Petty Officer and graduated in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology (magna cum laude). After completing nuclear propulsion training in Charleston, South Carolina, he reported in May 2003 to USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759) in Bremerton, Washington where he served in various division officer assignments. The ship completed a change of home port to San Diego, California, and one Western Pacific deployment. In June 2006 he reported to Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, South Carolina on the Moored Training Ship Sam Rayburn (MTS 635) as a Shift Engineer and was selected to be the Material Officer.
In December 2009 he reported to USS MARYLAND (SSBN 738 GOLD) in Kings Bay, Georgia as Engineer Officer. The ship completed four strategic deterrent patrols and two Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Tests. In August 2012 he reported to Chief of Naval Operations Undersea Warfare Division (OPNAV N97) in Washington, DC where he served as the Submarine Maintenance and Operations Requirements Officer.
In September 2014 he reported to USS LA JOLLA (SSN 701) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as Executive Officer. The ship conducted a home port change to Norfolk, Virginia and commenced the first of a kind 688 Class Submarine Engineered Overhaul and Moored Training Ship Conversion at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. In August 2016 he reported to Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, as the site Executive Officer.
In March 2019 he reported to Commander Submarine Squadron Fifteen in Santa Rita, Guam as the Deputy Commander for Material Readiness. He participated in the multinational exercise Talisman Sabre as the USN Maritime Safety representative and Safety Governance Group Advisor.