Bio

RMSJr (2)Robert M. Smith, Jr. Is the Human Resources Manager for a privately held, families-owned precision metals manufacturer in southern Maine. He has also been the Treasurer for the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine along with terms as VP Marketing & VP Webmaster. Prior to his current position, Robert served as the first ever Human Resources Manager for a local nonprofit human services agency that provides day & residential services to adults & children with developmental disabilities.

Before that, he served for twenty-one years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. The first 18 years were spent working in communications- electronics. Robert’s career capstone assignment was as an Academic Instructor at the USAF Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy. Permanent duty stations include Turkey, Arizona, Wyoming,The Netherlands, Germany, North Dakota, & Alabama.

Robert graduated from Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL with a BS degree in Management of Human Resources . He also holds two associate degrees in Electronic Systems Technology & Instructor of Technology and Military Science. In 2002, he achieved his Professional in Human Resources certification. Six years later, he upgraded this certification to Senior Professional in Human Resources.

SHRM Member since 1998.

Human Resources Association of Southern Maine member since 1999.

Robert is an Eagle Scout and enjoys reading, writing, RV’ing and traveling. He is an FCC licensed amateur radio operator holding an Extra Class license with the call sign of K1BS. As an accomplished photographer, his work has been featured at two shows and can be viewed on his Flickr account

Robert lives with his wife of thirty years in an undisclosed rural location in Maine. Together they have been to all fifty states and about two dozen countries. They have two adult children & Zeus Ocean Storm – a yellow Labrador Retriever.

 

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