Robert L. Hunkeler III was commissioned as a second lieutenant through Air Force ROTC Detachment 643 at Wright State University and earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Wright State University in 1987. Bob was awarded a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University in 1994.
Bob is a forensic investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. He previously served in the United States Air Force for 20 years as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2008. Bob completed a fellowship in forensic medicine with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington DC and an internship with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago in 1994. He served as a field forensic science officer from 1994-1998 and as the chief of death investigations at Headquarters AFOSI from 1999-2002. Bob has over 20 years of felony criminal investigative experience, working major criminal investigations, including the Pentagon crime scene of 9/11/01. He has trained hundreds of law enforcement and medical personnel. Bob served as adjunct faculty at the AFOSI Special Investigations Academy teaching advanced homicide investigative techniques and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Wright State University teaching Methods of Human Identification.
Bob credits his success in criminal investigations and crime scene processing to the WSU department of anthropology, specifically Dr. Robert Riordan’s field school at the Pollock Works and his instruction in archaeology, Dr. John Thatcher’s instruction in cultural anthropology, and Dr. Anna Bellisari’s instruction in physical anthropology.