California, Maryland - 02 November 2006 – Smartronix is pleased to announce that Lieutenant General Robert M. Shea, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) has joined Smartronix as a Strategic Advisor. Lieutenant General Shea served as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4 Systems), The Joint Staff. In this capacity he was the principal advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff on all C4 systems matters within the Department of Defense. Prior to his final assignment, Lieutenant General Shea was the Deputy Commander, United States Forces, Japan. His service spanned 36 years.
His command positions included Commander of the Marine Component to the Joint Task Force Computer Network Defense, Director of the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems School, and as Commanding Officer, 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Lieutenant General Shea's previous staff assignments included serving as the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) for the Marine Corps, the Chief Information Office of the Marine Corps and as Director of Intelligence for the Marine Corps.