Brigadier General Robert H. Neitz retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Command Pilot with 33 years of service and over 5,000 hours of flying time. He began his career as a B-26 night interdiction bomber pilot during the Korean War, and was commander of a C-97 heavy transport group during Vietnam. He was an instructor pilot and flight examiner for many years, and concluded his career as the first adjutant general of the Territory of Guam, a position to which he was appointed by President Reagan.
As a student at the Air War College, he was recognized with the top award for his thesis concerning the international legal status of Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. Subsequently he served on the faculty of the College, teaching Military Strategy and International Law.
For 12 years, he was a marketing consultant for GE Aircraft Engines and CFM International. Currently, he is one of eight members of the Virginia Aviation Board and is responsible for 13 airports in 12 counties of Northern Virginia.
General Neitz holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law. He also completed post-graduate studies in International Banking at Georgetown University School of Law and is a former adjunct professor of Political Science. He has been an attorney for 29 years.