MAJ Robert Svoboda

MAJ Robert Svoboda

Dates of Service: Jun 1987 - Oct 2010
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  • PFC
  • SPC
  • SGT May 90
  • SSG Jul 91
  • 2LT Jan 97
  • 1LT
  • CPT
  • MAJ Oct 07
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, Jan 1997

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Accomplished and highly motivated Program Management and Information Technology Professional. A US Army veteran with over two decades of expertise in leadership roles specializing in technology, defense, and international markets. Multi-talented self-starter with a wealth of operational experience and solid leadership background. MBA, Six Sigma Green Belt, CCNA/CCNP mil-equivalency certificates.

Military Experiences

Jul 2007 - Sep 2010
Assistant Professor of Military Science
Recognized department chair and senior professor, networked with University faculty to establish US Military History for academic credit, while overseeing six instructors, both civilian and military. Expertly instructed 300+ students on leadership, decision making, problem solving, and effective communication. Increased contracts by 400% resourcing newly commissioned Officers to outlying Universities, capitalizing on experience to relate to prospective clients. “Excellent performance by one of the top third of all my Field Grade Officers. Major Svoboda continues to shine as an excellent leader at one of my most challenging programs. His leadership has helped to increase every performance measure of his cadets where success was not the norm.” – Jeffrey C. Collins, Battalion Commander
May 2005 - Jun 2007
96th CA
Civil Affairs Team Leader
Successfully delivered 25+ tons of humanitarian supplies leading 52 combat reconnaissance patrols, in operational support to 3 Special Forces Detachments and Royal Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team in Oruzgan Province. Recognized, nominated, and managed $3M+ in civil engineering contracts, improving lives of 300K+ people, stimulating economy, and enhancing legitimacy of Afghan Government. "I liked the cooperation with Robert very much because he tried to generate as much synergy as possible out of our missions (Dutch & US). I would describe him as realistic and adaptive to the complicated local environment, down to earth, energetic, self starting and with a good sense of humor. My entire PRT Mission Team loved working with him." - LTC Robin van der Zwan (Royal Netherlands Army)
Jun 2003 - May 2005
Program Manager
Hand-selected as trusted advisor to senior decision makers in determining Army’s operational communications system baseline, recommended cost effective, spiraled insertion, and commercial solutions reducing number of required systems by half. Established subject matter expert in field of communications working with lead systems integrators and industry for Army’s $340B principal modernization program, continuously monitored operational requirements and ensured interoperability for current and legacy systems enabling joint, inter-agency, and international full-spectrum operations. Selected to Army Chief of Staff’s Task Force Network to recommend solutions to enable ‘space to foxhole’ battle command connectivity and accelerate fielding of satellite communications to deploying troops.
May 2002 - Jun 2003
Company Commander
Effectively engineered and managed 100+ widely varied communications installation projects in support of $2B US - Korean Land Partnership Program, reducing number of U.S. military installations on peninsula from 41 to 23. Expertly commanded Signal Company comprised of 117 soldiers and civilians providing 24/7 strategic communications capability for 8K Army personnel over northern half of Republic of Korea through installation, operation, and maintenance of $40M+ of transmission systems. Launched immediate and flawless critical emergency communications support to United Nations Command Salvage Operation during overseas international crisis, earning commendations for two employees, while setting organizational standard for crisis response communications deployments.


(1 year, 4 months)
Aug 2006 - Feb 2007
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
CA Team Leader (Major, O-4) - CAT-A 641, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Airborne. Successfully delivered 25+ tons of humanitarian supplies leading 52 combat reconnaissance patrols, in operational support to 3 Special Forces Detachments and Royal Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team in Oruzgan Province.
Nov 1990 - Jul 1991
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
16R Vulcan Crew-member (Sergeant, E-5) - 1st PLT, 1st SQD, A-BTRY 5/3 ADA, 8th Infantry Division. Deployed as part of VII Corps serving as a Vulcan gunner during the Gulf War, while attached to Bravo Company, 4-64 Armor, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division.

Military Credentials

Foreign Language Skills


Russian (1+/1+)

Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2018 - 2021

Georgia Institute of Technology (In Progress)

Master's Degree, Master of Science in Cybersecurity - Plans and Policy

1995 - 1997