Biosecurity Officer for the Ricketts Laboratory at Argonne National Labs
Robert joined the Army as a firefighter/EMT shortly after high school where he served for four years in active duty. After his course of studies at Southern Illinois University, he received his Bachelor Degree in Fire Service Management, a Master Degree in Emergency Management, and his Paramedic license. For 20 years, he was employed by the Addison Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic until his recent retirement at the rank of Lieutenant. During his time in the fire department, Robert was involved in various emergency response teams, including Haz-Mat and the Arson Investigation team. Additionally, Robert served in the Addison Fire Prevention Bureau as a fire inspector.