Bobby is a proud United States Navy Vietnam Veteran, serving 1965-1968, stationed aboard the USS Tripoli LPH-10. He currently sits on the OC Board of Supervisors where he was appointed and reappointed to the Orange County Veteran Advisory Council since 2012. He chaired the council for 9 years. Former Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Bobby to the California Community \ College Board of Governors were he created the Board's Veterans Advisory Committee and created the California Community Colleges Veterans Summit. He helped Orange County become a Purple Heart County as OCVAC Chairman.