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Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Vice Commander, Navy Region Europe
Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore is a native of Ellensburg, Wash. He attended the University of Washington on an NROTC scholarship, and received both his commission in the Navy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography in June 1972.
Earning his pilot wings in October 1973, Rear Adm. Passmore's first assignment was instructor duty at VT-2, NAS Whiting Field, Florida. In 1975, Rear Adm. Passmore was ordered to VP-50, NAS Moffett Field, Calif.
In 1979, he became a Drilling Reservist serving with both VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field and VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. In 1980, he joined VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River as one of the Full-Time Support Officers.
In August 1983, Rear Adm. Passmore transferred to VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tenn. During this tour he completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science.
Released from active duty in October 1985, Rear Adm. Passmore affiliated with VP-69. He assumed command of VP-69 in December 1989. In June 1991, he reported to VTU-8989 where he drilled until being selected as Commanding Officer of NR CVN-68, USS Nimitz 0289 in January 1994.
In October 1995 Rear Adm. Passmore took on duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve NAS Whidbey Island 4089. Two years later he was selected to be the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for the State of Washington. In October of 1998, he assumed the position of Deputy for Mission Effectiveness at Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Twenty-two, Naval Station Everett, Wash.
Rear Adm. Passmore’s first flag assigned was Deputy Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, Sixth Fleet, and Deputy Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean in Naples, Italy, from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2003. In May 2002, he was assigned Additional Duty as Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Northwest. Rear Adm. Passmore is currently assigned as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Vice Commander, Navy Region Europe.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award).
Rear Adm. Passmore is a captain on the 767 aircraft with United Airlines.
Updated: 19 April 2004

 

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