E. Patrick Robbins became Chief, Legislative Affairs for the Mobile District in May 1997. Prior to his current assignment, he was Chief, Public Affairs Office, Mobile District, a position he had held since 1989. Before coming to Mobile, he was Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, a U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command ballistic missile range in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Robbins worked at Fort Rucker, Ala., from 1981 to 1985 as a public affairs specialist and as a writer-editor (MOPIC/TV). Before joining the government he was a program director at radio stations in Florida, Alabama, West Virginia and North Carolina.
Born in Scottsburg, Ind., Robbins graduated cum laude from Troy State University in Troy, Ala., with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Other formal education includes the Army Management Staff College, the Army Public Affairs Advanced Course at the University of South Carolina, and the U.S. Army Public Affairs Officer Course at the Defense Information School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
His awards include three Locke L. Mouton Awards for Public Affairs Excellence, Commander's Award for Civilian Service, the Alabama Associated Press Broadcaster of the Year, General Sports, 1983; Silver Mike Award, TRADOC; broadcast awards from Department of the Army and Office of the Chief of Public Affairs; and numerous performance awards and letters of commendation.