Lt. Col. Robert L. Collins, III, USA (Ret.) serves as the chief of the Officer Division for the Office Chief of Signal for the U.S. Army Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he was commissioned in 1998 as an Army Signal Officer upon graduation from Morehouse College.
For more than 22 years, Mr. Collins served in a variety of command and staff positions, including assistant division automation management officer for the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); tactical satellite platoon leader, D Company, 123rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); battalion signal officer (S6), 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); battalion adjutant (S1), 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Korea; commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Korea; information assurance manager, Theater Network Operations Security Center (TNOSC), 1st Signal Brigade, Korea; training officer, G7 Collective Training, First Army; brigade S6, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division; chief, Professional Leadership Directorate, 442nd Signal Battalion, Signal Center of Excellence; deputy director of training, Signal/Cyber Center of Excellence; deputy G3, 7th Signal Command (Theater); commander, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade; ACofS, G3, 7th Signal Command (Theater); and chief of staff, 7th Signal Command (Theater).
Mr. Collins’ military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, Signal Captains Career Course, BDE/BN S6 Courses, Joint Operations Planners Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the Army Cyber Operations Planners Course, and the Canadian Forces Network Operations Course.
Mr. Collins retired from active duty in September 2020.