Rear Adm. Bob Sharp graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts in English and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1988. He holds a Naval War College diploma and earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2008.
Sharp assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and became director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) in April 2016. ONI and NMIO are the leading providers of global maritime intelligence and intelligence integration, respectively, for the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the national interagency policy community.
During his initial flag assignment he served as director for intelligence, U.S. Special Operations Command.
In addition to multiple personal, unit and campaign awards, he has been the recipient of the Vice Adm. Rufus L. Taylor award for excellence in instruction, the U.S. Army’s Knowlton Award for Military Intelligence, the Rear Adm. Edwin T. Layton leadership award, and the Naval Intelligence Foundation award for excellence in operational intelligence support to the Fleet.
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