Robert D. shanks Jr.

       Dr. Bob Shanks served 31 years in the USAF starting out as an enlisted photojournalist.  After his commissioning he then served as an intelligence analyst.  His last Air Force assignment was as a professor at the US Air Force Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.

       He received his BA, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Nebraska.  He has served as a reserve intelligence analyst working both for federal law enforcement as part of the war on drugs as well as the reserves. He has served in seven major commands.  

     He also served as an adjunct professor at Prescott, Arizona’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) as part of the Global Security and Intelligence Studies College.


Published Books

the Serpent's Tail

A Father’s Stories For His Children is a series of stories written to spark discussions not only in school but at home as well. The author is an educator and a retired USAF officer. He put these short stories together for his children and grandchildren drawing from his experiences growing up and as educator and military officer. Many of these stories deal with real life issues all kids face. The stories are grounded in Biblical principles and have Bible passages to look up for further study and discussion.


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My Father and His Buddy

My father and his buddy, Al, spent a few years mustanging during the summers in Eastern Oregon. It was a life of freedom and not much responsibility for two single guys. They captured and broke the young horses, then sold them to ranchers.

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Horse Crazy Gal

My earliest memories are all wrapped up around horses and as an extension of that, my father. He was a true-life horse trader; making his living and feeding his family by trading horses.

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Parents and Children: Building Loving Relationships

Family ties are the ties that bind us to the past. And give us hope for the future. They are also the ties that take the greatest beating in life. Often frayed, dirty, and imperfectly woven, they still mold us; shape us in ways that are sometimes beyond understanding.

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