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Bob Garst


Bob Garst is a 1966 Forestry graduate of Virginia Tech. While at Virginia Tech, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, the German Club and a number of other campus organizations. Upon graduation, Bob was commissioned in the U.S. Army and served as a career officer for the next 22 years. 

Most of his time following a combat tour in Vietnam was in logistics, with assignments in Germany, Fort Lee, Fort Belvoir, St. Louis, MO, and the Pentagon. During his Army career, he completed an MBA from the University of Alabama. Upon retirement from the military, Bob worked in the hardwood lumber industry for 10 years at the National Hardwood Lumber Association in Memphis and Industrial Timber and Land in Ohio. He served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Forestry Association and has been a member of the Society of American Foresters since 1089. 

Upon returning to Roanoke, he worked for R&K Engineering doing consulting work for the U. S. Army. Since retiring in 2006, Bob has served as an adult volunteer in the Boy Scouts in a number of positions at the Council and District level, including the Conservation Committee and as a member of the summer camp staff teaching Forestry Merit Badge and other courses. He also serves as a tour guide at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

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