Robert grew up in small town Georgia, admittedly more interested in sports and the outdoors than academics. He graduated high school in 1998, attended Marion Military Institute from 1999-2000 and earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy in 2003.
Earning the rank of 2nd Lieutenant at graduation, Robert went on to flight training, first at Vance AFB, then being awarded his pilot wings at Ft Rucker, AL, in 2005. Throughout his career, he flew over 1500 flight hours as a UH-1N Instructor Pilot and a HH-60G Pilot. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury, he was medically retired at the rank of Major in 2015, after 12-1/2 years of service.
Major Scoggins is a combat Veteran of Balad AB Iraq; Khandahar Airfield and Camp Bastion, Afghanistan; and Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, Horn of Africa.
As a HH-60G Combat Rescue Pilot, he conducted 252 Combat Missions, totaled 291 Rescued/Recovered, and 151 Lives Saved. Over 200 of those missions and almost all of the 291 Americans, allies, and civilians were in Afghanistan, 2010.
Robert is married to Jacqueline Scoggins and is the proud father to four uniquely creative and beautiful children. He lives with his family in Colorado where he gets by as a full-time dad, and a part-time writer, speaker, painter, farmer, and entrepreneur.