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Major General Rob “Mumbles” Polumbo (Ret) transitioned from the Air Force after 32 years of service. His career culminating as the Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base. General Polumbo assisted and advised the Commander on the daily operations of the command, consisting of approximately 70,000 citizen airmen and more than 300 aircraft among three numbered air forces, providing air, space and cyber support to combatant commands world-wide.
General Polumbo was a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1984. During his 14 years of active duty, he served as an instructor pilot, flight examiner, weapons officer, test and evaluation pilot, operations officer and commander. Additionally, he served as the aide-de-camp to the Air Force Chief of Staff. He transitioned to the Air Force Reserve Command in 1997 and joined the 482nd Fighter Wing as an air reserve technician. After being hired by a major airline, he became a traditional reservist with the 93rd Fighter Squadron and served as the assistant operations officer and later as commander of the unit. He also served as the 482nd Fighter Wing vice commander. His senior executive positions included mobilization assistant and advisor to numerous commands including the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Headquarters Air Combat Command director of air and space operations, 7th and 12th Air Force commanders and Headquarters Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations.
Rob is a command pilot with more than 4,300 hours of military aviation in all blocks of the F-16, including 100 hours of combat time. He has also logged more than 8,000 flying hours in the B727, B757, B767 and B777 during his airline career.
General Polumbo supports the Miami-Dade Beacon Council's Defense Reinvestment Grant with the development and implementation of strategies for community support around the missions of military installations in the South Florida region.
Part owner of US Patriot Industries and Director of Business Development marketing innovative technologies to DoD and commercial businesses. Recently launched X-1, a revolutionary lubricant additive.
Senior Executive for the South Florida Defense Alliance providing community support for the military installations in the quad-county region of South Florida.
Rob "Mumbles" Polumbo
Major General USAF (Retired)
American Airlines, pilot
US Patriot Industries, part owner and Director of Business Development
South Florida Defense Alliance, senior executive