Trenton, New Jersey native Bob Stockton left high school to join the Navy, where he served for 20 exciting and adventurous years, sailing the seven seas aboard destroyers, diesel electric submarines, aircraft carriers, auxiliary vessels, reconnaissance attack squadrons and patrol gunboats in Vietnam.

Retiring as a chief petty officer, Bob took advantage of the GI Veterans Bill, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and health science from the University of North Florida.

Having established his post retirement home in the North Florida area, Bob has worked as a shipyard welder's helper, epidemiologist, university adjunct graduate instructor, small business owner, pharmaceutical trainer, international radio host, and award-winning author.

Exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam led to the Veterans Administration declaring Bob fully disabled. He now lives near his three children, four grandchildren, one great-grandson and an entitled cat named Boots in Jacksonville, Florida.