Over a 24-year United States Army career, Robert located, identified, and mitigated CBRNE threats in the continental United States, and abroad. Initially he worked as an operator, hunting WMD in Iraq and disabling IED threats on the Homefront. More recently, Robert did this as the Commander of a Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell, in Afghanistan. Prior to his retirement from the Army, Robert served as the Deputy Commander of the 32nd Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), out of Fort Meade, Maryland.
He has diverse experience managing and training technical experts that range from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians, Nuclear Medical Science Officers, electrical engineers, chemists, biologists, to Certified Industrial Hygienists. One of his greatest skills is to rapidly identify chokepoints and provide reliable improvement solutions in training and mentoring individuals and teams. In addition to his years of on-the-ground experience, Robert is formally educated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management, a MS in Management, specializing in National Strategy and Army Operations, and a Master’s in Business Administration. Subsequently, Robert successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Maryland and obtained a Doctor of Business Administration degree. Robert’s military training includes Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, the Advanced Access and Disablement Course, the NATO Biological and Chemical Disablement Course, and the Functional Area 52 Nuclear Counter Proliferation Course.