MEET ROBERT H. SHOLLY

Picture of Robert H. ShollyRobert H. Sholly is a retired United States Army Colonel, Best Selling Author, professional speaker and a distinguished soldier-citizen who served thirty five years in the military with two tours in Vietnam and other conflicts. Command and staff assignments included a five-year period with the Defense Intelligence Agency. Other special assignments took him to the deserts of the Middle East, the mountains of Afghanistan and the plains and jungles of Africa.

Sholly is a recipient of the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. His last military assignment was with the Center of Military History which involved the writing of the official histories of the U.S. Army.

His debut nonfiction book, Young Soldiers, Amazing Warriors – Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam, is comprised of first-hand eye witness accounts and photos of a soldier’s life in the Vietnam War during the days leading up to the 4th Infantry Division’s “Nine Days in May” series of battles, which was initiated by Sholly’s rifle company when they were confronted by a regimental-sized unit of the North Vietnamese Army.

General Gordon R. Sullivan, U.S. Army (Ret.), 32nd Chief of Staff and President of the Association of the U.S. Army wrote the Foreword and stated in review comments that, “If it were up to me, I would make this a mandatory read for the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses”.

Sholly is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the National Security portion of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Army War College. He earned a Master’s Degree in History and English from the University of Texas at El Paso and speaks 5 languages. He resides with his wife, Peggy Touchtone Sholly, in Pearland, Texas and is active in the National Speakers Association Academy, Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Pearland Toastmasters and other professional and military organizations.