Robert Patrick Lewis grew up in Kingwood, Texas. After graduation from high school he attended Texas State University to pursue a Marketing degree.
Shortly after September 11th, 2001, he enlisted in the Army’s Delayed Entry program, which allowed him to finish out his college degree, and a few weeks after graduation he left for Infantry Basic Training at Ft. Benning, GA. Initially intended to be an Army Ranger, he was accepted into the 18 X-ray program, which sent him directly to Special Forces Assessment and Selection after attending Airborne school.
Selected as an 18 Delta, Special Forces Medic (one of the most coveted jobs in all of Special Operations), he spent two additional years at Ft. Bragg training to be a Green Beret. After graduation from the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) he was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Stuttgart, Germany.
While assigned to B/1/10 he was an operator on Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 022 and was deployed to Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan, amongst numerous other training deployments around the US and Europe.
After completing his two-year tour in Germany he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) located in Colorado. He was immediately deployed to Iraq after his arrival, and left active duty shortly after his return from Iraq in 2009.
At the end of his time in the Army his medals included the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, NATO non-article 5 medal, two Army Commendation Medals, Special Forces Tab, Combat Infantry Badge, Airborne wings, Iraq Campaign Medal with star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and many ribbons for his exploits with the Army.
He now lives in Southern California, is attending Colorado State University for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, works as an Investment Advisor Representative and contributor to Iron Mike Men’s Magazine, The Santa Clarita Gazette, is the national correspondent for KHTS, and hosts “The Green Beret MBA” and “Center Mass with Rob and Silent J” programs on Vets on Media as well as “The Far From Centered Podcast” on iTunes.
His published books include his military memoir “Love Me When I’m Gone: the true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in post-9/11 war” and “The Pact,” the first addition of a 3-book fictional military series.
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