Robert McFall, USN

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2010-2011

Watch Officer, White House Military Office

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Lieutenant Robert P. McFall assumed duties as a Watch Officer in the White House Military Office in August, 2009 where he provides direct support to the Military Aides to the President and Vice President of the United States and the Director of the White House Military Office.

Rob was raised in Roanoke, VA, and enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 2000. He was then accepted to attend the United States Naval Academy the following fall. He graduated from USNA with a Bachelor of Science, in American Politics and Law, and was Commissioned in May of 2005. Prior to working at the White House, Rob served for four years aboard the AEGIS guided missile destroyer USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL. On Churchill he made two deployments to the Persian Gulf and held the positions of Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism Officer, Training and Administrative Officer, and Visit Board Search and Seizure Officer.  He was also the Special Evolutions Officer of the Deck, Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator, and was named the Destroyer Squadron TWO Shiphandler of the Year for 2006. Rob lives with his wife Lea in Alexandria, VA.