SGT Robert Riley

SGT Robert Riley

Dates of Service: Oct 1987 - May 2010
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  • SA Dec 87
  • SN Aug 88
  • PO3 Sep 90
  • PFC Sep 97
  • SPC Feb 98
  • SGT Mar 05
  • SSG Mar 06
  • SGT May 07

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My goal is becoming a counselor working with veterans diagnosed with PTSD and get some experience in a clinic.In the meantime, I will continue studying for my state exam to get my license as a certified counselor, and turn my four novels into a mini series. Working on fifth. Originally from NYC. Devout Catholic. Enjoy mountain biking, photography and collecting military figurines. Divorced. Hist

Military Experiences

Jan 2008 - Dec 2008
3-7 IN
Team leader/M240 Gunner
Served as M240 gunner, instructor,RTO and CLS during route clearance missions between FOB Kalsu and the Kuwaiti border and Baghdad.
Apr 2005 - Apr 2006
Team Leader/Squad leader/Acting PSG
Responsible for Humvee, weapons, and personnel assigned to vehicle. Conducted security during route clearance missions and engaged in destroying weapons caches seized during missions.
Jan 2003 - Apr 2004
SAW Gunner
Served as SAW gunner on security patrols during convoy missions and as squad CLS.
Sep 1997 - Feb 2000
Imagery Analyst
Served as security manager for my intelligence team and other duties.


(8 years, 6 months)
Jan 2008 - Jan 2009
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Conducted route clearance missions and combat patrols as a combat engineer.
Apr 2005 - Apr 2006
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Conducted route clearance missions, combat patrols, trained ANA personnel as a combat engineer
Jan 2003 - Apr 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Served as an MP. Conducted convoy protection missions, trained Iraqi Police and provided an escort for the chaplain.
Apr 1995 - Feb 1996
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Migrant Interdiction operations, Search and Rescue and Counter Narcotics Missions. Deployments usually lasted 60-90 days with one or two months in port before deploying again.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 2005 - Mar 2005

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jul 2004 - Sep 2004

MP School

Aug 1993

US Coast Guard LUFS School

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2011 - 2013

University of Phoenix

Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

Personal Information

89bac5f BikingCollecting scale model 60mm figurines26b6308 Creative WritingHistory buffPhotography logo Photography6fbdce9a Pistol ShootingReading and hiking.Ae5debb6 Travel