Robert Patrick Lewis is a Special Forces combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan-turned published author, entrepreneur, marketing professional and investor. Robert started his first business in college producing large-scale music festivals but after 9/11 signed up for the delayed entry program and left for Infantry Basic Training a month after graduation.
Robert served as an 18D (Special Forces Medic) and during his time in 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) he deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq twice and North Africa as well as multiple other training missions around the globe, with a final deployment to Afghanistan as a military contractor. He left the Army with a Purple Heart for wounds received in Afghanistan, the Special Forces tab, the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, NATO non-article 5, Iraq campaign ribbon with cluster, Afghanistan campaign ribbon and many other awards for his service.
After his time in uniform was over Robert set out to write about his experiences, and has had two books published including his non-fiction military memoir “Love Me When I’m Gone: the true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in Post-9/11 war” and the first book of his fictional trilogy, “The Pact” with the second book of “The Pact” trilogy published in February 2019.
He has been featured on national programs such as Fox News, The Dennis Miller Show, The Adam Carolla Show, The Herman Cain Show and writes a weekly op-ed column for a newspaper in the Los Angeles area as well as frequent articles for Heroes Media Group. Robert has also hosted two of his own podcasts and has experience on both sides of the interviewing desk.
Robert has also had a wide variety of experience in the business world, having worked as a manager in one of the nation’s premier healthcare enterprises, a licensed financial advisor, a marketing executive with Omnicom and is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Heroes Media Group. He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in May 2018 and is the Founder/CEO of Gear Monkey Network.
Robert has two children, two stepchildren and is engaged to the love of his life (and editor) Natalie Pimentel. He writes from his homes in Los Angeles and Dallas.