Who is Rob Harmon?

Rob Harmon retired from the U.S Army in 2011, with 27 years of military service. He completed his last deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 as a trauma anesthetist. As a senior officer he was tasked with linking the U.S. Army and British trauma mission. Lieutenant Colonel Rob Harmon started his military career as an enlisted soldier serving with Pershing nuclear missiles in Europe during the cold war. He also served with 101st Airborne, Task Force 160th, and the 401st MPs.

After his commission,  he worked in hospital administration, logistics, and advanced practice nursing. He was assigned to the 86th Combat Support Hospital during the Gulf War. During the Second Gulf War, he was assigned to the 86th again. Three months after 9/11, he deployed with Task Force 31 to Afghanistan during the initial invasion. He was chief of the emergency medical treatment element and lead in the construction of two combat hospitals. After his redeployment, he became the OIC of the Army mobilization site located on Ft. Campbell. Kentucky.

He has overseen the construction of military facilities on installations in hostile countries, and ensured their war time logistical support. He has negotiated multiple government and union contracts. He completed the Army and Air Force Officer Advance Course. He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College. He has a Bachelor's in Science from Austin Peay State University, a Master’s of Science from UT Houston. He is a graduate of the prestigious Army Nurse Anesthesia Program. He is a doctoral candidate at Baylor College of Medicine.

He is the recipient of many military honors and awards, to include the Bronze Star Medal. He is the author of the book, “Smiles are the Beginning of Laughter.” Rob and his wife JoAnn have four awesome children; and have devoted themselves to the support of world missions and military-family ministries. Their vision is to establish a rest and rejuvenation ministry for missionary and military families suffering from compassion trauma and PTSD. 

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Austin Peay State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia, University of Texas at Houston HSC
  • United States Army Command & General Staff College
  • 27 Years of Military Service
  • U.S. Army Officer Advanced Course
  • U.S. Army Program in Graduate Anesthesia Nursing
  • Central Michigan University program in Hospital Administration
  • Doctorial Candidate Baylor College of Medicine
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