A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Bob Branco served in Navy destroyers and fleet operations staffs all over the world for more than 25 years. He retired in 1991 after working to plan the first Gulf War while on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He served as Commanding Officer of USS Molala (ATF-106) in Vietnam in 1972 and of USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2 in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War in 1985. His naval service took him to 42 countries around the globe.
After working in government contracting for several years, he taught high school history and government before retiring to write mystery/suspense stories. Bob and his wife, Tina, live in mid-coast Maine where he is currently working on his next book.