Major General (Retired) Robert F. “Bob” Dees served for 31 years in the U.S. Army in a wide variety of command and staff positions culminating in his last three assignments as Assistant Division Commander for Operations, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Commander, Second Infantry Division, United States Forces Korea; and as Deputy Commanding General, V (US/GE) Corps in Europe, concurrently serving as Commander, US-Israeli Combined Task Force for Missile Defense. Commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating from West Point in 1972, he is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Royal College of Defense Studies in London, England.
Following military retirement in January 2003, Bob served as Executive Director, Defense Strategies, Microsoft Corporation; followed by leadership of a non-profit outreach to the military. While authoring The Resilience Trilogy (Resilient Warriors, Resilient Leaders, and Resilient Nations), he pioneered resilience programs for the military and beyond as Associate Vice President for Military Outreach, Adjunct Professor, and Director of the nation’s first Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty University. His Resilience Trilogy books (Resilient Warriors, Resilient Leaders, and Resilient Nations) are used in Psychology, Counseling, Business, Religion, and Government courses at Liberty University. He has also authored Resilience God Style, an associated Resilience God Style Study Guide, a Resilience God Style Video Series, and a Resilience God Style Training Game.
Bob served as National Security Advisor and Campaign Chairman, Carson for President 2016. He is now President of Resilience Consulting, LLC, serving a variety of constituents in the arenas of resilience consulting, business, cyber defense, counterterrorism, and care for military troops and families. As well, General Dees serves on the Board of Directors of the Lindell Foundation, bringing help, hope, and healing to addicts, downtrodden veterans, and other needy populations in America and beyond
Bob frequently provides leadership and resilience talks at a variety of seminars and conferences, as well as commentary on current military and resilience issues in such as FOX Huckabee, FOX Business, Council for National Policy, Focus on the Family, Christian Broadcasting Network, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Family Radio, Wildfire Men’s Conferences, New Canaan Society, Pinnacle Forum, Wallbuilders Live, and numerous churches across America. He was featured as one of 30 “Master Leaders” by George Barna, and was presented the 2018 George Washington Military Leadership Award by the Council for National Policy.
Bob is married to the former Kathleen Robinson of Houston, Texas. They have two children and seven grandchildren, and currently reside in Round Rock, Texas. General and Mrs. Dees are grateful for the privilege of serving God, Nation, and others during these critical times.
4th of July Service