2009 Tillman Scholar
Rob graduated from West Point in 2002 and was commissioned in the infantry. After completing Airborne & Ranger training, he was assigned to the 25thInfantry Division in Hawaii and deployed for 27 months in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2009, he joined the inaugural class of Tillman Military Scholars and graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University, with a focus on energy policy. Upon graduation, Rob was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, D.C. and served for five years in various leadership roles at the US Department of Energy, including as Energy Advisor to the US Antarctic Program and as Chief of Staff for Renewable Power.
In 2013, he published a book titled, “Winning Paktika: Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan.” Currently, Rob lives and works in Houston, Texas and develops utility-scale solar farms across the United States. Part-time, Rob is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard. He serves on the “National Guard Innovation Team,” a special advisory council of industry experts reporting directly to the 4-star, Chief of the National Guard Bureau. Rob is also Co-Founder of “Tillman Academy”, a K-12 public charter school—emphasizing leadership, character & civic virtue—currently in development in Texas.