Lieutenant Colonel Robert R. Robb is the Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 550 and Professor of Aerospace Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.  He is responsible to oversee the recruiting, training, education, and evaluation of the next generation of professional Air Force officers.

Lieutenant Colonel Robb was commissioned into the Air Force in 1993 through Air Force R

OTC Detachment 855, Brigham Young University.  He has served in a variety of positions including research, development, financial management, program management, and operational testing and deployed to Afghanistan under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he administered and instigated transition of Dari and Pashto literacy instruction to the Afghan National Security Forces.
 
EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science in Physics, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
1997 Master of Arts in Geography, Boston University, Boston MA

PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Residence)
2006 National Security Space Institute, Space 300
2007 Air Force CBRN 100
2007 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  Sep 1993-Sep 1997, Atmospheric Physicist, Satellite Meteorology Section, Geophysics Directorate, Phillips Laboratory, Hanscom AFB MA
2.  Sep 1997-Jan 1999, Chief, Quality Assurance, Applied Chemistry Laboratory, Technical Operations Division, Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), McClellan AFB, CA
3.  Jan 1999-May 2001, Advanced Sensors Program Manager, Advanced Technology Applications Directorate, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL
4.  May 2001-Oct 2003, Chief, Systems Support Division, Financial Management Office, IMINT Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA
5.  Oct 2003-Jul 2005. Advanced Concepts Project Management Engineer, Mission Integration Office, COMM Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA
6.  Jul 2005-Jun 2006, Test Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1, Kirtland AFB, NM
7.  Jun 2006-Nov 2008, Chief Aerospace/Decon Branch; Chief CBRN Protection Branch, OL-KN, AFOTEC Detachment 2, Kirtland AFB, NM
8.  Nov 2008-Jul 2009, Chief, Space Test Support Branch, AFOTEC A9A, Kirtland AFB, NM
9.  Jul 2009-Jul 2011, Deputy, Research and Development Division, Atmosphere and Space Directorate, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL
10. Jul 2011-Jul 2012, Afghan National Police Literacy Team Chief and Chief, ANSF Literacy Transition, CJ7 Literacy and Language Division, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Kabul Afg
11. Jul 2012-Jul 2014, Deputy, Atmosphere and Space Directorate, AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL
12. Aug 2014-Present, Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 550, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
NATO Non-Article 5 Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2005 NRO mid-career Outstanding Scientist of the Year
NRO Medal of Meritorious Performance, 2005
Space Professional Level III, Command Space Badge
Acquisition Professional Level III, Master Acquisition & Financial Management Badge

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Apr. 24, 1993
First Lieutenant Jul. 9, 1995
Captain Jul. 9, 1997
Major Sep. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 1, 2012
(Current as of August 2014)