Robert "Bob" Lee Koger (Present)

Columbus, Kansas




Occupation: Air Force & Civil Service

State: Kansas, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Florida,

Foreign Countries: Thailand, Vietnam

# of Children: 2

See below photos for narrative


Bob & Mary Phil Koger, (Larry's daughter, Kelly & wife, Jeannette Vardiman) Tony Alonso

2009 Family Reunion in Texas


Robert “Bob” Koger was born in a small town named Columbus, located in the South East corner of Kansas. He lived there with his parents, brothers and sisters, and numerous other relatives until he graduated from high school.

After graduation he joined the United States Air Force, and spent the next twenty years traveling around the U. S., plus exotic places like Thailand and Viet Nam. During his years in the Air Force he worked as an Avionics (Aircraft Navigation) Equipment Technician, and eventually went into teaching the navigation equipment repair. He spent his last four years in the Air Force as a Military Training Instructor (drill instructor). He retired as a Master Sergeant.

During his Air Force time, Bob received two Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, and received his Bachelor Degree from South West Texas State University, now Texas State University.

When he retired he took two weeks off and then went back to work as the lead Technical Writer for Keuffel & Esser (K & E) Company. During his two and one half years with them his wrote repair and operation manuals on heart monitors, laser ranging devices, test jigs, and numerous other items developed by the company. When K&E decided to move the writing operation to New Jersey, Bob resigned and went back to work for the government.

This time he worked for the Department of the Air Force as a Civil Servant in the Education and Training field. He worked many different jobs before finally reaching the position of Dean of one of the major Community College of the Air Force campuses. During his time in civil service he was posted at three different campuses. After 18 years he retired again, this time at the rank of GS-14.

Bob spent about three months repairing things around the house and fishing before he decided to start writing. Since his retirement he has become a full time writer. His books are: 101 Great Youth Soccer Drills, and The Baffled Parent’s Guide to Fix-It Drills for Youth Soccer, McGraw Hill, The New Coach’s Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer, Skyhorse Publishing, and The Ultimate Guide for the Stay-At-Home Parent, Wild Plains Press. Bob also writes an opinion column for weekly Texas newspapers. He was selected to the Media Honor Roll by the Texas Association of School Boards for articles he wrote in support of education.

Bob lives in Sanger, Texas, with his wife Mary. They have a daughter, two sons, a grandson, and three granddaughters.

Written by Bob Koger  July 2010

Update: 15 April 2016 - Bob is no longer writing for the newspaper. He is writing mystery novels.
See his links above for his books on Amazon or his website.

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