Rob joined the Army in November 2002 and was sent to Army Training Regiment Winchester where he completed Basic Training. On completion of his training here, he began his Initial Trade Training as a member of the Foundation Course at the Royal Military School of Music. On completion of his training, he was posted to The Band and Bugles of The Light Division in June 2004.
In 2007 the band was renamed The Band and Bugles of The Rifles and Rob was involved in the formation parades of this newly renamed regiment. Rob was promoted to LCpl in 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he undertook a Master of Arts Degree in Music Performance at Salford University where he graduated with Merit.
In March 2011 Rob left service to begin a new career in adult education, where he gained a PGCE and TAQA Assessor qualification specialising in Functional Skills and taught for Babcock at Army Phase 2 training establishments across the country.
After nearly six years in teaching and teaching management, he returned to service with RCAM in November 2016, and was once again assigned to The Band and Bugles of The Rifles. He was promoted to Cpl in January 2018. In December 2019 he was assigned to The Royal Military School of Music on promotion to Sgt as an Initial Trade Training Trainer. Whilst in this role, he was proudly appointed Drum Major (DMaj) and led the Advance Party relocation of the Royal Military School of Music from Kneller Hall, to the combined (with the Royal Marines Band Service) Alfred Schools of Military Music in Portsmouth.
Rob was assigned to British Army Band Sandhurst in January 2022, where he has once again been proudly appointed Drum Major.
Rob has served in many Countries across the world including Canada, Australia, Bermuda, South Africa, Kenya, Cyprus and most of mainland Europe. He is a keen sportsman and has represented RCAM at football as well as playing for a local Sunday League side. He is also a proud supporter of Huddersfield Town Football Club (albeit not this season).
Rob is married to his wife Katherine and has two children, Amelia and Ashton, a dog named Ernie, and a cat named Bruce.