LT Dziwulski

Lieutenant Shelby L. Dziwulski 

Freshman Advisor
Assistant Professor of Naval Science

LT Shelby "Judge" Dziwulski was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering and commissioning from the George Washington NROTC Unit; LT Dziwulski reported to flight school in 2013 and was designated a winged aviator in March of 2015.  

LT Dziwulski's first sea assignment was with HELSEACOMBATRON TWELVE (HSC-12) based in Japan, where she served as the Assistant Operations Officer and Administrative Department Head.  While flying with HSC-12, she was deployed to the South China Sea five times in support of Commander Task Force 70 and participated in Operation Keen Sword, Operation Talisman Sabre, Joint Exercise Valiant Shield, and Maritime Counter Special Operations Exercise.  Additionally, LT Dziwulski was the only first-tour aircraft commander selected for the Direct Action Detachment in support of the President of the United States during the historic 2018 Denuclearization Summit in Singapore.

In August 2017, LT Dziwulski attended TED Global, a prestigious conference held in Tanzania where world leaders and thinkers discussed prominent issues.  She was then invited to give a TEDx talk on privilege and unconscious bias and delivered her talk in June 2018 at her alma mater, which has notably impacted our military and community.  LT Dziwulski's talk is featured online and is used for equal opportunity training in both the civilian sector and the military.

LT Dziwulski is currently assigned to the University of Colorado Boulder Naval ROTC as the Freshman Advisor and Aviation Instructor.

Lieutenant Mikaela Robbins

Junior Advisor
Assistant Professor of Naval Science

LT Mikaela Robbins is a native of Papillion, Nebraska. Upon graduation from high school in 2012, she attended the US Naval Academy as a member of the class of 2016.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering and commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer. 

In July 2016 she reported to her first sea duty assignment, USS SHOUP (DDG 86) in Everett, WA as the Main Propulsion Officer.  Her duties on SHOUP included SAPR VA, PAO, and eventually taking over the roles of DCA and A-CHENG.  While onboard, she deployed to the Persian Gulf, South China Sea, South Pacific, and East China Sea.  In addition to deployments, LT Robbins participated in countless international exercises in support of 3rd, 5th, and 7th fleets, including RIMPAC 2016.

In 2019 she transferred to USS PORTER (DDG 78) in Rota, Spain where she served as the Ship’s Navigator and Legal Officer.  While on PORTER, LT Robbins conducted three Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe patrols in support of 6th fleet and Naval Forces Europe.  During the COVID-19 global pandemic, she was selected as Force Navigator for an unprecedented multinational Surface Action Group deployment into the Barents Sea.

LT Robbins’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign, and service awards.  She is currently assigned the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Colorado as the Surface Warfare Officer on staff, 2/C Advisor, and Navigation Instructor.

Lieutenant James Wagner

Sophomore Advisor
Assistant Professor of Naval Science

LT James S. Wagner is originally from Montevallo, AL. He attended Northeast State Community College in Blountville, TN where he graduated top of his class with an associate degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Pre-Mechanical Engineering. He then transferred to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN (yes, from the song) where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. After college James joined the navy as a prospective nuclear propulsion officer through officer candidate school earning his commission in September 2015.

After graduating nuclear power school and prototype in Charleston, SC, James was assigned to his first submarine, the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) a Virginia class fast-attack submarine based out of Pearl Harbor, HI in May 2017. His duties during his 34-month tour included Electrical Officer, Damage Control Officer, Assistant Weapons Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer. On the USS Hawaii, James accomplished sound trials in Ketchikan, AK, two submarine command courses, RIMPAC 2018, Diver certification of the Lock-Out Trunk and Dry Deck Shelter, and a Western Pacific Deployment.


In March 2020, just before the world shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns, LT Wagner transferred to a non-traditional shore tour in Yokosuka, Japan aboard the navies only forward deployed aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), as a staff member of Carrier Strike Group Five. On staff, his primary duty was submarine operations officer and serving as the admiral’s Battle Watch Captain where he gained invaluable experience in surface and air warfare. In addition to his primary duties, LT Wagner served as the staff’s Assistant Senior Watch Officer, Nuclear warship liaison, and charts and graphs hand. During the short 18-month tour, LT Wagner went on 2 western pacific deployments and the first fifth fleet deployment by the United States forward deployed carrier in 20 years to oversee the final withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.


LT Wagner’s personal awards include four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Service medal, and various unit and service awards.  He is currently assigned the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Colorado as the Submarine Warfare Officer on staff, 3/C Advisor, and Naval Weapons and Engineering Instructor.