COL Robert Eldridge
Bob served with the 7th and 8th Special Forces Groups and with the Strategic Technical Directorate, Team 158, in the Republic of Vietnam, while on active duty. As a member of the USAR, he served with the 11th Special Forces Group, 1st SOCOM and the 80th Division. He commanded two Brigades in the 80th Division, served as the DCSOPS until his retirement with 31 years of service.
His major awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Air Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/OLC, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces tab, Parachutist badge, Vietnamese Ranger badge and the Physical Fitness Excellence badge.
Bob is a Life Member of the Special Operations Association and Chapter VI of the Special Forces Association.
As a civilian, Bob has 29 years experience in the financial services industry as a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and operates a small horse farm in Virginia.