Robert Murphy

Board Member

As a Marine Corps Veteran completing over 20 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer-4, he held the position of Immediate Response Force Executive Officer and Operations Officer assigned to 4th Marine Expeditionary Force Anti-Terrorism. Mr. Murphy led Marines in both national and international operations participating in Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle.

Following his military service, Mr. Murphy served on Capitol Hill as the Director, United Stated Capitol Police Special Operations Unit protecting Congress from Weapons of Mass Destruction threats. 

In his current position, he established a success center for Veteran and military students, which has seen a 116% enrollment increase, and a rapid increase in retention, progression, and graduation rates. Among several other prestigious awards, Military Times ranks USC Aiken as the #1 Best for Vets Universities in South Carolina. Mr. Murphy’s Veteran and military student success practices are often cited as a national model for holistic reintegration and success services through collaborative community partnerships.

Mr. Murphy holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina Aiken. He completed all of his formal education optimizing his Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.