Brief Bio of Robert Cameron:
Captain Robert B. Cameron, United States Navy, retired, is better known around Davidson as Bob. He was raised in High Point, NC, and after graduation from Davidson College, he served on active duty in the Navy from 1967 to 1994. His first assignment after flight school was as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Subsequent assignments included flying off destroyers in the Pacific, “Air Boss” on the USS Iwo Jima (a Marine helicopter aircraft carrier) in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, several tours as instructor pilot, service in the Pentagon, the Naval Air Systems Command, and the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, two tours as commanding officer, and several as program manager. After retiring from the Navy, he enjoyed a second career with FedEx, hiring and managing airlines overseas where FedEx did not use its own assets. After traveling to more places with FedEx in a dozen years than with the Navy in almost 30, he retired again, moving from Memphis to Davidson in 2010 with his wife, Deb. Avid hikers and campers, Deb and Bob particularly enjoy our town’s greenways and the mountains beyond, as well as various volunteer opportunities.