Tobin, Robert G., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USS Montpelier (CL-57)
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Michael D. Withers (Mike), OSCS to remember Tobin, Robert G. (WWII)(NAVY CROSS 3X), RADM.

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Home Town
Last Address
Madison, Ill.

Date of Passing
Aug 11, 1958
Location of Interment
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  To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

                     This is to Certify that
    The President of the United States of America
                Takes Pleasure in Presenting

            THE NAVY CROSS

(First Award)
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Robert G. Tobin, Captain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWELVE, during action against enemy Japanese naval forces off Savo Island during the Battle of Cape Esperance on the night of 11 - 12 October 1942. Captain Tobin maintained an effective screen with his destroyer division for cruisers and transports, and extricated his own ships after inflicting severe damage on Japanese forces. Captain Tobin's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service.


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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCommander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 12
  1915-1917, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1918-1919, USS Hopkins (DD-6)
  1942-1942, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 12
  1943-1943, USS Montpelier (CL-57)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Military Institute
  1911-1915, Virginia Military Institute
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