Rob served in the United States Marine Corps for 11+ years with experience in the CBRNE field. He participated in Operation Tomodachi, which was an assistance operation to support Japan in disaster relief following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This affected the nuclear reactors in Fukushima causing a nuclear accident. He assisted in the reconnaissance, cleanup, and decontamination of equipment and personnel. He received a Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts during this operation. He served as the CBRN OIC, Training Chief, and Combat Marksmanship Instructor/ Trainer for the Regimental Operations office aboard The Basic School at MCB Quantico Virginia training new Marine Corps officers. He also served at the Pentagon Force Protection Agency CBRNE directorate as a CBRNE Investigative Specialist. He was the primary agent when it came to Hazardous Agent Mitigation and Medical Emergency Response (HAMMER) mission, whose primary mission is to protect the Secretary of Defense from any CBRNE threats. He now serves as the Assistant Emergency Manager for the Corporal Michael Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician for the state of Virginia.