Rob McWhorter, Alaska

Following a tour of duty on the USS SEMMES (DDG-18) during the Vietnam War, Rob McWhorter graduated with a Master of Forest Resources degree in 1975 and worked for the Bureau of Land Management for 31 years. His last assignment was as Federal Coordinator for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Right -of-Way-Renewal, which was completed in 2003.  He currently is a Project Manager on the staff of the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory.

As a second career, Rob served as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 30+ years, including service as the Naval Liaison Officer for Alaska, retiring as a Captain in 2000.

Rob is most proud of his 25 years as a supporter of The Salvation Army, helping to keep the bells ringing during the Christmas holidays.  In addition to serving on the Anchorage Advisory Board, Rob is a member of The Salvation Army Serendipity Adult Day Services Advisory Council.

Rob and his wife, Lea Anne, have two daughters, Laura Klein and JJ McWhorter, a frequent Salvation Army helper.

Rob McWhorter

The Salvation Army

Anchorage Advisory Board Chair