Robert Michaels M.A.,

Public Safety Trauma Services in Brentwood, Tennessee

Robert Michaels M.A.,

Public Safety Trauma Services in Brentwood, Tennessee

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You will recognize Robert Michaels when you first meet him.

From his signature leather Converse Chuck Taylor Hi-Tops and leather fitted baseball cap, to his grayed hair and goatee, it is clear Michaels is rooted in the 60’s with a new millennium twist. After all, his first concert was Elvis Presley at the Norfolk Civic Theatre – in 1956 - at just 6 years old, and until he married, he worked to support his surfing habit and Birdwell Beach Britches. Just as unique as his style is his career path.

Rob is the CEO / Founder of Serve & Protect, a non-profit international organization dedicated to facilitating trauma resources for Public Safety professionals and their families.

In launching Serve & Protect, Michaels returns to his roots. He served in law enforcement first with the 229th Military Police Battalion of the Virginia Army National Guard, as well as with Norfolk (VA) Police Department, both on patrol and in the detective bureau.

Rob serves as Chaplain for the FBI Memphis Division, Nashville R.A. , State Chaplain for Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police, and is a Chaplain and Second VP for FOP Morris Heithcock Lodge 41 in Williamson County TN. He serves as Chaplain on call for several departments in Middle TN, and is a member of the Middle TN Veteran's Support Group.

He is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, National Center for Crisis Management, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Federation of Fire Chaplains, and Luis Palau Association Next Generation Alliance. He holds a B.A. from Columbia International University and a M.A. from Wheaton College (IL). Michaels was honored to serve as Guest Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives on September 9, 2015, nominated by Congressman Marsha Blackburn.

Michaels also leads the Guns'n'Hoses Bible Fellowship in Brentwood TN, and is a speaker at civic and Church events.

From a college dropout and surf bum, Michaels began a 41 year journey beginning with service as a MP and Norfolk PD detective, 33 years in the music business to the founding of Serve & Protect, which he calls his "Recalculated Route." Pro. 3:5-6

  • Work
    • Ceo & Founder
  • Education
    • Wheaton College