Robert served 11 years in the United States Military as an enlisted and an officer.
He served in a joint effort with the US Marine Corps 26th MEU (Special Operations Capable) in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia as a Hospital Corpsman, supported continuing operations in Bosnia and did a Med Cruise on the USS Harlan County LST 1196 while being in the US Navy.
He earned one of his prize positions the Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin.
Robert was honorably discharged from the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class (SW) in 1998 after serving 5 years.
He was commissioned a 2LT as a Medical Service Officer for the Army National Guard in 2001.