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Robert attended Ball State Teachers College (present-day Ball State University) where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Physics.
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Robert was commissioned into the United States Air Force and was sent to the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology. He got there Master of Science in 1965 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1972.
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Robert attended Ball State Teachers College (present-day Ball State University) where he received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Physics. Upon graduation in 1961, he was commissioned into the United States Air Force and was sent to the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology. He got there Master of Science in 1965 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1972.
After finishing his Air Force tour of duty, Robert C. Sheets joined the National Hurricane Research Laboratory (NHRL), co-located with the National Hurricane Center (NHC), where began as a research meteorologist, became chief of Hurricane Group from 1965 to 1980. He studied hurricanes, directing field operations and making more than 200 flights through the eyes of hurricanes. In 1980, after more than 16 years at NHRL, he moved into the National Hurricane Center, serving as a Hurricane Specialist, Deputy Director, and finally, its Director from 1987 to 1995.
Since leaving the NHC after 33 years of government service, he has been a meteorological consultant where he provides on-camera services for the Florida News Network and affiliates and the ABC network.
Non-television work includes lectures and workshops on hurricane threats and preparedness and serving on advisory boards at Florida International University and the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he has and continues to provide technical guidance for films and books concerning meteorology, with specializations in hurricanes, and was featured in the IMAX film entitled "STORMCHASERS."
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