Hometown Hero: U.S. Army Veteran, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Robin Evans

Syracuse University student veteran  Robin Evans was honored as “Hometown Hero” during Saturday’s SU Football vs. Wagner game.

United States Army Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Robin Evans hails from Wichita, Kansas. She enlisted in the United States Army in 1995 and served as a Chaplain’s Assistant for four years. Robin separated from the Army and attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City. There, she received her commission in 2001 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Evans served in many key operational and tactical assignments throughout her career to include the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Robin has deployed twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star, and both the Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign medals for her wartime service.

In June 2018, Robin was selected as a “Pat Tillman Scholar,” where she is one of 60 “Tillman Scholars” selected nationally for 2018. Today, Robin is a first year law student at Syracuse University’s College of Law.