J. Edward Robson


Title: Nursing Administrator (Retired)

Location: New Bern, North Carolina, United States

Captain J. Edward Robson, USN (Ret.), Retired Nursing Administrator at Cherry Point Naval Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in emergency nursing.

During his high school years, Mr. Robson volunteered at his local hospital and was convinced by the director of nursing to pursue a professional career in the field. He received a diploma from the Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago in 1969 before earning a Bachelor of Science from Park College in 1982 and a Master of Public Administration from Troy State University in 1992. Mr. Robson notably served with the U.S. Navy for 30 years until his retirement from the service in 1999, during which time he was most recently active as a nursing administrator and executive officer at the Cherry Point Naval Hospital in North Carolina from 1996 to 1999.

Mr. Robson commenced his service as a staff nurse at the Naval Hospital Memphis in Millington, Tennessee from 1969 to 1973. Over the next three years, he worked as a charge nurse and naval officer at the Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan. From 1976 to 1979, he was recruited as a charge nurse and flight nurse at the Naval Hospital on Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington. He subsequently flourished an outpatient coordinator and flight nurse at the Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas until 1982, and a charge nurse and inpatient coordinator at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia until 1987. Approaching the final years of his career, Mr. Robson found success as the assistant director of nursing at the Cherry Point Naval Hospital in Havelock, North Carolina from 1987 to 1991. Additionally, Mr. Robson was appointed as the director of nursing at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital in Cuba in 1991 and 1992 and at the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, North Carolina from 1992 to 1996. 

In honor of his service, Mr. Robson was decorated with the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals and two U.S. Navy Commendation Medals. Additionally, he was presented with a Sharpshooter Award from the U.S. Navy in 1991. Looking back on his illustrious career, he is most proud of caring for more than 30,000 Haitian refugees at his Cuban base and working on 100 missions in Washington. A member of the Emergency Nurse Association, he is a former member of the High School Boosters and a former coach of the Babe Ruth Baseball Program. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Robson was profiled in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in American Nursing, the second edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and the 24th and 25th edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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