Robert M. Blocher

Preferred Name: Bob

Nickname/Call Sign: Bob

Date of Birth: 08-1933

Highest Military Grade Held: Lt Col, 05

Hometown: Massillon, OH

Robert Blocher - before
Robert Blocher - now

Biography

Post USAF:

1980 – 83. Business Manager Mountain States Research & Development subsidiary of MSME, Tucson, AZ

1983 – 94. Dir Corporate Planning, Mountain States Mineral Enterprises, Inc., Tucson, AZ

1995 – 2008. Co-owner & operator with wife, Sandy, of 2,000 tree commercial pecan orchard, Elfrida, AZ.

2008 – present. Fully retired living the good old life in Sahuarita/Green Valley, AZ.

Voluntary services since 1980 USAF Retirement included:

Founding Director Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc., (clinics in Elfrida, Douglas, & Bisbee). 1995-2008

Vice Chairman, District 2 Cochise County Board of Adjustment, Bisbee, AZ. 2003 – 2008

Director, Arizona Pecan Growers Association. 2004 – 2008

Supervisor & Vice Chairman Whitewater Draw Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD). 1996 – 2004

Founder, Editor, & Publisher of Elfrida Vision News – a quarterly newspaper. 1998 – 2000

Vice President Health Systems Agency of Southeastern Arizona Board of Directors,

Tucson, AZ. 1984 – 1987

Units Assigned

  • 1963 – UPT, 3646 PTW (UPT), Laughlin AFB, T-37, T-33
  • 1964 – Fighter Training, 4515 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, F-100D/F
  • 1964-1967, 492 TFS, RAF Lakenheath, UK, F-100D/F
  • 1967-1968, Phu Cat AB, RVN, F-100D/F
  • 1968 – Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, 7th AF, T-39
  • 1968-1970, 4517 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, F-100C/D/F
  • 1971 – 333 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, A-7D
  • 1971-1974, 333 TFTS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, A-7D
  • 1974 – 3 TFS/388TFW, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, A-7D
  • 1975 – Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk Naval Base, VA
  • 1975-1978, TAC HQ, Langley AFB, VA
  • 1978-1982, 9 TFS CMDR, 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, NM, F-15A/B
  • 1982-1983, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1982-1986, AF/XOX, Fighter Plans, Special Projects, Pentagon, VA
  • 1986-1991, Lockheed Washington Office, Wash. D.C., ATF Rep
  • 1991-2001, Lockheed Martin Aero. Systems, Marietta, GA, F-22 Bus. Dev.
  • 2001-Present, Retired. Jeanne and I are living in Marietta, GA

Awards & Decorations

Decorations:

Silver Star

DFC, 2 Bronze Stars

3 Meritorious Service Medals

8 Air Medals

Flight Info

Pilot Flying Time (approx):

Total hours 5,000; Combat 331; Total Jet 1,800; F-100 1,065; F-4 260

Military Education

  • B.S. USMA West Point, NY, 1952-56
  • Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1962
  • Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, 1970-71.
  • Air War Collage, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1975-76
  • USAF Survival Schools at Stead, Eglin, & Clark
  • Hurlburt COIN courses

Civilian Education

  • M.S. Troy State University, Montgomery, AL, 1976
Biography

Biography

Post USAF:

1980 – 83. Business Manager Mountain States Research & Development subsidiary of MSME, Tucson, AZ

1983 – 94. Dir Corporate Planning, Mountain States Mineral Enterprises, Inc., Tucson, AZ

1995 – 2008. Co-owner & operator with wife, Sandy, of 2,000 tree commercial pecan orchard, Elfrida, AZ.

2008 – present. Fully retired living the good old life in Sahuarita/Green Valley, AZ.

Voluntary services since 1980 USAF Retirement included:

Founding Director Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc., (clinics in Elfrida, Douglas, & Bisbee). 1995-2008

Vice Chairman, District 2 Cochise County Board of Adjustment, Bisbee, AZ. 2003 – 2008

Director, Arizona Pecan Growers Association. 2004 – 2008

Supervisor & Vice Chairman Whitewater Draw Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD). 1996 – 2004

Founder, Editor, & Publisher of Elfrida Vision News – a quarterly newspaper. 1998 – 2000

Vice President Health Systems Agency of Southeastern Arizona Board of Directors,

Tucson, AZ. 1984 – 1987

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 1963 – UPT, 3646 PTW (UPT), Laughlin AFB, T-37, T-33
  • 1964 – Fighter Training, 4515 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, F-100D/F
  • 1964-1967, 492 TFS, RAF Lakenheath, UK, F-100D/F
  • 1967-1968, Phu Cat AB, RVN, F-100D/F
  • 1968 – Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN, 7th AF, T-39
  • 1968-1970, 4517 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, F-100C/D/F
  • 1971 – 333 TFTS, Luke AFB, AZ, A-7D
  • 1971-1974, 333 TFTS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, A-7D
  • 1974 – 3 TFS/388TFW, Korat RTAFB, Thailand, A-7D
  • 1975 – Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk Naval Base, VA
  • 1975-1978, TAC HQ, Langley AFB, VA
  • 1978-1982, 9 TFS CMDR, 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, NM, F-15A/B
  • 1982-1983, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 1982-1986, AF/XOX, Fighter Plans, Special Projects, Pentagon, VA
  • 1986-1991, Lockheed Washington Office, Wash. D.C., ATF Rep
  • 1991-2001, Lockheed Martin Aero. Systems, Marietta, GA, F-22 Bus. Dev.
  • 2001-Present, Retired. Jeanne and I are living in Marietta, GA

Awards & Decorations

Decorations:

Silver Star

DFC, 2 Bronze Stars

3 Meritorious Service Medals

8 Air Medals

Flight Info

Pilot Flying Time (approx):

Total hours 5,000; Combat 331; Total Jet 1,800; F-100 1,065; F-4 260

Military Education

  • B.S. USMA West Point, NY, 1952-56
  • Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1962
  • Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, 1970-71.
  • Air War Collage, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1975-76
  • USAF Survival Schools at Stead, Eglin, & Clark
  • Hurlburt COIN courses

Civilian Education

  • M.S. Troy State University, Montgomery, AL, 1976