“It’s an honor to develop into the following commanding officer of USS Princeton,” stated Sheldon. “This ship, crew, and namesake have a wealthy historical past and robust fame, and to be part of this legacy is a good honor.”
Robertson, a local of Erie, Penn., enlisted within the Navy in 1988 and was commissioned in 1998. Robertson earned a Masters of Arts in nationwide safety and strategic research with a graduate certificates in management and ethics from the Naval Struggle Faculty, Masters of Arts in army research and operational artwork from American Army College, and a Bachelors of Science in enterprise administration from Outdated Dominion College. He assumed command of Princeton Jan. 2021 throughout an 11 month fifth Fleet deployment. He led the ship by way of the final months of deployment, a upkeep availability, and primary section.
“I’m honored to have served alongside the women and men of Princeton and witness the magnitude that this crew can obtain,” stated Robertson. “There’s no job like this wherever else on the planet and I wouldn’t have traded my time right here for the rest.”
Capt. Sheldon graduated from the USA Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science in ocean engineering and holds a Masters of Arts in nationwide safety and strategic research from the Naval Struggle Faculty.
Within the ship’s helicopter hangar, the officers learn their orders and transferred authority and duty in accordance with naval custom.