SFC Robert Haines
Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. and The Veterans Coalition
Team Veteran Leader
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Branch: Infantry (Light)
-Company NCOIC/ Senior OC, 2/91 Div. Ft. Carson, CO
-Operations Sergeant, 2nd Bn 27th IN, Schofield Barracks, HI
-Rifle Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Bn 27th IN, Schofield Barracks, HI
-Senior Drill Sergeant, Fitness Training Unit, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
-Drill Sergeant, D co 2nd Bn 47th IN, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
-Weapons Squad Leader, C co 2nd Bn 502nd IN, Ft. Campbell, KY
-Squad Leader, C co 2nd Bn 502nd IN, Ft. Campbell, KY
-Recruiter, Chicago Bn, Chicago, IL
-Squad Leader, C co 3rd Bn 327th IN, Ft. Campbell, KY
-Team Leader, C co 3rd Bn 327th IN, Ft. Campbell, KY
2004- Senior, Columbia College, Major: BS Business Admin
1984- Galesburg High School
Awards and Honors
Meritorious Service Medal (3)
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Army Achievement Medal (6)
National Defense Service Medal (2)
Army Service Ribbon
Air Assault Badge
Drill Sergeant Badge
Gold Recruiter Badge w/ Sapphire Stars (2)
Good Conduct Medal (6)
My faith and family are the center of my life. Having the title of Dad is more important than anything listed above that I have done. Being a soldier is the only thing I have done in my adult life and I know I am better for it. Now that I am nearing the end of my time in the greatest profession of all I thank God that I now have an opportunity to still take care of our Nation's best, they deserve all that we can give them, we as a country send them into harm's way and they do not flinch or protest even when the cause is under scrutiny by our representatives and citizens. Our veterans are our National treasure and I have set the course in my mind to protect and serve my brother's and sister's past and present.
Bob has served in every position in a Light Infantry Company from rifleman to Platoon Sergeant. He is a Gulf War veteran with the 101st ABN (Air Assault) Division. Bob has trained young men and women in every phase of their induction into the Army, from recruiting them, training them in Basic Training, to training Infantrymen deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq at the present time.
Bob is a member of Team Veteran Leader Adventure Racing. Team Veteran Leader is an adventure racing team consisting of a group of dedicated athletes who share in a common mission. Bob is the team's do it all, take care of everybody man. His competitive background includes orienteering, mountain biking, ultra running, kayaking, and adventure racing in all formats from sprint to expedition racing at a national and international level. He has extensive experience in Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Climbing, Rappelling, flat-water paddling and Triathlon.
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