Robert Salas is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, class of 1964. He served seven years on active duty before separating from the Air Force in 1971. 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 1974 until his retirement in 1995 he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft structures certification engineer.
Since 1998 he has worked as a mathematics teacher. 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 as a whole. 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, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.