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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.

For enjoyment, Robert has captured Western Diamondback rattlesnakes, climbed an active 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.