Robert W. Starnes
Robert W. Starnes is a serial adventurer who is best known for his expertise in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, investigations, and protective security, who has served at multiple U.S. embassies for the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, including Guatemala’s civil war and Paraguay’s violent coup d’état.
Robert spearheaded the protective intelligence investigation in
New Zealand after receiving a threat letter containing laboratory
grade potassium cyanide targeting visiting U.S. golfer Tiger
Woods. Robert led the investigation, capture, and transportation
of a high ranking Hezbollah terrorist in South America. Robert also arrested a Pakistani terrorist
in Texas, a former military fighter jet pilot defector, who was merely two weeks from beginning
active duty service with the U.S. army Airborne, and participated in the disruption of a planned
bombing attack against the U.S. embassy in Paraguay by a suspected Lebanese bomb maker.
In 2004, Robert was selected as a member of the first U.S. diplomatic envoy that returned to
Libya during Dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s rein. Robert led a team that rescued over two dozen
American juvenile students from an allegedly abusive behavior modification camp on the small
South Pacific island of Western Samoa.
An expert in executive protection, Robert has protected notable dignitaries such as Margaret
Thatcher; Nelson Mandela; Mikhail Gorbachev; and Prince Charles. On multiple occasions,
Robert has been called upon by heads of state to enhance their own national security. Robert
led many high profile federal investigations, and was awarded the distinguish FBI Director’s
Commendation Award for his participation in disrupting a solicitation to commit capital murder
scheme by a German mafia figure.
Robert’s protective security expertise was called upon by the Texas State Police to revamp their
Governor’s protective detail soon after the 2008 arson attack against the Governor’s Mansion
in Austin, Texas.
enjoyment, Robert has captured Western Diamondback rattlesnakes, climbed
volcano in Guatemala, visited the off limits volcanic ravaged Caribbean
island nation capital city
of Plymouth, Montserrat, traveled to the Israeli West Bank during rocket
attacks, and has
driven on the world’s most dangerous road in Bolivia. Both native
Texans, Robert and his
equally adventurous wife Pam currently resides in San Marcos, Texas.
Visit his popular blog
and webpage at www.nobilitypress.com.