“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

Robin Collins was born on August 9, 1994 to Michelle Dyer and John Collins and raised in Manchester, Missouri. Robin was the younger sister to John Collins III and twin sister to Kristin Collins. Following high school graduation (2013), Robin and Kristin moved to Florida for college and a few years later decided to join the military together. In January 2016, Robin enlisted in the Navy as a Cryptologic Technician.  Robin’s first command was aboard the USS McCampbell (DDG-85), where she quickly rose to the ranks of Petty Officer Second Class. As a new PO2, she tackled overwhelming obstacles, becoming the only CTT2 onboard, and leading a team of 2 to complete the workload of a 14-Sailor division to ensure the work center and ship was capable of fulfilling its duties. Her next tour was with Commander SIXTH FLEET, where she was selected for advancement to First Class Petty Officer. Upon reporting to Naples, Italy, she quickly took on the role of Leading Petty Officer. She led more than 20 Sailors across 4 different lines of effort to ensure warships in the SIXTHFLT AOR had the most up to date I&W for the safety of ships. Robin never missed an opportunity to go exploring and loved seeking new adventures. She was truly genuine and deeply cared for people. She made it a habit to truly know her Sailors. Robin Nicole Collins gave the Ultimate Sacrifice on July 18, 2021 while on duty when a shelter roof and chimney collapsed on her during heavy weather.