LAS VEGAS, NEVADA , USA, January 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rob Keller is an exciting, adventurous and stellar Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a career Navy Veteran, Rob has a passion and desire to assist all Military families with their Real Estate needs. He says, “I’ve been in their shoes. I know, firsthand, the struggles that they face are real. They’ve served our country and I’m here to serve them how ever I can.”
Rob was born in Pomeroy, Washington, grew up in Forest Grove, Oregon where he learned his work ethic as a logger in his dad’s logging company starting at age 9, he graduated from Forest Grove High School and enlisted in the Navy. He was sent to the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, for basic training and transferred to Millington, Tennessee, for Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) “A” School, where members receive a combination of hands-on and classroom instruction in aviation technical training.
Soon enough, Rob was assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, where he was in the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) working as an Aviation Hydraulic Technician. On his second tour, Rob went to Oahu, Hawaii, attached to Patrol Squadron VP-1, Screaming Eagles, which is an aviation squadron operating the P-3C Orion aircraft from its home port at NAS Barbers Point.
While in Hawaii, Rob became deeply involved in scuba diving, becoming a dive-master, working at a dive shop assisting the instructors in dive safety during open water training dives. He recalls, “There’s nothing in the world that compares to living in Hawaii as a young man while in the Military. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Now stationed back at Whidbey Island, Rob worked with Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-129, Vikings as Phase Maintenance Supervisor. VAQ-129 was the Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Squadron for EA-6B Prowlers serving the Navy. VAQ-129 trains and provides continuing education for Aviators and Naval Flight Officers.
Following VAQ-129 Rob transferred to VAQ-140, Patriots as Corrosion Control Leading Petty Officer. While attached to the Patriots Rob deployed to Aviano Air Base, Italy during the Kosovo war as part of a Joint Squadron with VAQ-138 and VAQ-209. He oversaw 26 men in the completion of scheduled maintenance on the Joint Squadron’s 10 Prowlers.
Rob says, “I love the camaraderie of the Military. That’s why I enjoy helping Military families now. I love having that connection, because it’s a team mentality for me. Being on deployment with the guys, being overseas with the other sailors. Nothing compares.”
After VAQ-140 Rob returned to AIMD Whidbey as a Welder, and Safety Manager overseeing the Safety Program for the 1000+ personnel facility. Rob’s final tour in the Navy was with the VAQ-138, Yellow Jackets where he served as Airframes Leading Petty Officer and Quality Assurance Petty Officer ensuring safety of flight for the squadron’s four aircraft. He says, “I loved every moment of being a part of such a fantastic group, then and now. It’s a lifelong brotherhood.”
During his career, Rob deployed to Diego Garcia and Adak Alaska with VP-1 and on board the USS Stennis, USS Carl Vinson, USS Kennedy, and USS Eisenhower with VAQ-140 and 138. His sea time took him to Dubai, Bahrain, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Guam, Singapore, Oman and Croatia. “I never wanted to do what all the other guys did” he recalls. “They wanted to go to the first bar or restaurant off port and I wanted to explore the deepest parts of the area, you know, where the best food was, the greatest experiences you could have there. In Croatia, we were treated like Kings. It was incredible. We met a bar owner there who was so thrilled to be with us – He was genuinely excited and proud to have American Navy members in his company – and it meant a lot to us as well.”
The highlight of Rob’s overseas tours was meeting General Wesley Clark and President Clinton. “It was such an honor to be acknowledged for our service by two of the most respected leaders in the world. There are no words to describe that feeling of pride.”
Rob retired from the Navy in 2007, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and played poker for 5 months. He simply wanted to be where freedom was the only feeling he had. After a much-needed respite, Rob got a job with Vestas American Wind Technology Inc., as a mechanic, where he traveled across North America servicing and repairing wind turbines. Rob’s hard work earned him four promotions in two years, working his way up to Construction Manager in charge of construction of multi-million-dollar wind farms. He says, “Things were going great. I was out there on the road for six weeks at a time, overseeing construction and making sure everything was installed correctly, having a good time and then out of nowhere, our projects went from 23 to 8 in less than a year. I was laid off.”
Rob decided to take time off again to travel and hike. He spent the next two years delving into the great outdoors, exploring many National Parks and attractions such as The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Death Valley, Olympic, Crater Lake, and Vancouver Island in Canada, meeting lifelong friends along the way, including his girlfriend, Lisa.
When the time came again for Rob to combine his love for freedom and service, he decided to get into Real Estate because he wanted to live and work in Las Vegas, without being tied down to any hours other than his own. He volunteers at the USO because he wants his life to have a heartwarming meaning.
To that end, he always has his beloved dogs, Sierra and Ruby at his side because of his lifelong love for dogs and their unconditional love.
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