Capt Bob Abbott

Capt Bob Abbott

Dates of Service: Oct 1999 - Jul 2007
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  • A1C Oct 99
  • SrA Feb 02
  • SSgt Apr 04
  • 2d Lt Sep 04
  • 1st Lt Sep 06
  • Capt Sep 08
Commissioning Source:  OTS, Sep 2004

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I have a diverse background, specializing in thoughtful and creative analytical solutions to challenges. I'm a teacher, a database administrator, an analyst, an actor, and a linguist. I enjoy challenges that have stumped everyone else, and building teams that overcome those hurdles. I sometimes color outside the lines, I avoid the limelight, and I prefer creativity in the workplace.

Military Experiences

Sep 2004 - Jul 2007
315 TRS
Intelligence Officer (S2)
I worked with really awesome people and made them laugh a lot. And I avoided the troop walk salute trap at lunch.
Jul 2004 - Sep 2004
23 TRS
Aug 2002 - Apr 2004
Cryptologic Linguist
I had a second job installing floor tile. Truly thrilling.
Dec 1999 - Jan 2002
311 TRS
Korean Linguist Trainee
I learned that the word "salsa" in Korean means diarrhea. Which made Taco Tuesdays very weird with my teachers.


(1 year)
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Lead Palantir Trainer for RC-S
May 2010 - Oct 2010
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Lead Technical Trainer with Harmony program

Military Credentials

Foreign Language Skills


Korean (2/2)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2015 - 2016

Full Sail University, Higher Education

Master's Degree, Instructional Design & Technology

Civilian Experiences

Sep 2015 - Present
Founder, Host
Coming Home Well is a radio and web show dedicated to helping civilians understand veterans as they return from deployments overseas. Bob didn't come home well after his first deployment and wants to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else.
Nov 2012 - Aug 2013
Training Director
I ran training for Palantir. Until Praescient laid me off along with 50 other people.
Feb 2012 - Nov 2012
Deployed to KAF as the "Palantir guy". Successfully incorporated new information streams into the database while training analysts and doorkickers how to use it. Didn't get blown up.
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
Strategic Planner
The Rapid Equipping Force at Ft Belvoir supplies soldiers in the battlefield with the latest technology to help accomplish the mission. I made PowerPoints and wrote white papers for the Pentagon. Until the contract ran out.