Robert began his college education at the east St. Louis, IL. campus of Southern Illinois University (S.I.U). After a half a year of college he joined the U.S. Army and completed four years of active duty as a military policeman. Robert worked one year in Viet Nam as an MP. He received an honorable discharge from the army and joined a city police department in Northern Virginia and completed 33 years of active duty.
While working as a police officer, Robert attended the American University, School of Justice, in Washington, D.C. part time until he earned a bachelors degree in the administration of Justice.
Robert is the author of Caught Between Coming and Going, also available from Trafford Publishing.