Cmdr. Charles R. Kubic graduated from Lehigh Phi Beta Kappa at the head of his class with a BS in civil engineering in 1972. Then, after being chosen as a Chief of Naval Operations Scholar, Kubic pursued graduate work at Lehigh and recieved an MS in civil engineering in 1978. In 2002, he was appointed Commander of the First Naval Construction Division/Naval Construction Forces for the U.S. military. His responsibilities include coordination of battlefield engineering efforts for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his appointment as Commander, Kubic served as Assistant Public Works Officer at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Lieutenant Commander Kubic was then assigned to the Officer in Charge of Construction, Mediterranean in Madrid, Spain where he served as Assistant OICC for Design and Project Management until 1985. In 1985 he was selected as a White House Fellow in 1985 and served on the White House Staff as Senior Policy Analyst for President Reagan's Domestic Policy Council.
Rear Admiral Kubic is a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist, a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and a certified level III contracting officer. In 1995, he graduated from the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the U.S. Naval Institute. Rear Admiral Kubic's awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious and Meritorious Service medals, the Navy Commendation and Achievement medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, and the National Defense, Vietnam, Armed Forces and Humanitarian Service medals.