Bob Heston retired from the military after nearly 31 years of active service.  Fourteen years of that were spent in Europe (10 in England) but the discovery about his Scottish roots only came at the time of his retirement from the Air Force.

Following retirement from the military he served as a senior intelligence advisor and subject matter expert on joint military combat operations to the Department of Defense. After 24 years in this “day job” he retired to Colorado to teach his grandsons about beekeeping, stained-glass design, and how to drive.  He’s an avid motorcyclist and has ridden his Harley across the US, throughout Australia, and Canada. Bob is a past President of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (COSCA), a Life member of the Clan Graham Society, author of the COSCA Research Reference Book, and, recently, Scottish Clans and Their Associated Families.

Bob initially came into the service of the Scottish-American community through COSCA as a “volunteered” Trustee member many years back all because his mother-in-law didn’t want the added work of being a Trustee, so, she volunteered him to take her place and remains with the organization today.

Bob makes every effort to support the Scottish-American community through COSCA.  As COSCA’s President (2000–2008) he actively worked with the COSCA Webmaster to design and establish a searchable website helping those seeking their Scottish roots make that initial connection, something he continues supporting to this day.

Bob’s principle focus throughout his service to the Scottish-American community has been, and remains, increasing the presence of researchers at the games while providing them with the best research tools to assist all who attend these events find their Scottish connection.