Frank Roberts began his military career at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point in 1974 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997. His twenty-three year career as an infantry officer spanned a time of significant change for the US Army as it re-positioned itself in the post-Vietnam years and during the Cold War. Frank was assigned to a number of posts in the United States and in the Federal Republic of Germany (then-West Germany) and served in a wide variety of billets beyond his infantry role to include recruiting, training, and personnel assignments. His last active duty assignment was as Professor of Military Science for the Army ROTC at San Diego State University. Following his retirement from active service, Frank spent several years working for SDSU engaging with prospective students and was instrumental in establishing the robust outreach program providing similar services to the military and veteran community.