Robert Salas is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, class of 1964. He served seven years on active duty during the Vietnam war era before separating from the Air Force in 1971 with an honorable discharge. While on active duty he worked as a Weapons Controller, flew target drones, commanded inter-continental ballistic missiles as a launch officer, and a worked as an Air Force missile propulsion engineer on the Titan III program. From 1971-73 he worked as a safety and reliability engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International on Space Shuttle design proposals. From 1974 until his retirement from service in 1995 he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft structures certification engineer. From 1998 thru 2016 he was a classroom teacher of mathematics in Ventura and Ojai. He has also owned and operated small businesses. He has been active in local community service with the Red Cross and participated in local political causes such as advocating for passage of SB54, related to immigration issues. In 2005 he published the book Faded Giant with co-author James Klotz which details his UFO incident while stationed at Malmstrom AFB, Montana in 1967. In 2013, he published Unidentified - The UFO Phenomenon, providing new details on the phenomenon from his extensive research. On September 27, 2010 he co-sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC where he and six other ex-military witnesses testified to the reality of the UFO incidents at U.S. nuclear weapons bases. In May 2013, he participated in the Citizen’s Hearing on Disclosure at the National Press Club, Washington DC. Mr. Salas has spoken at International conferences in Norway, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, South Africa, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. He has been openly speaking about his incident at UFO conferences, radio and television since 1996.
He is a declared candidate for the office of U.S. Representative for the 26th District for the 2020 election.
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