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Chaplain Robinson was born in Washington D.C. He is the son of Raymond A. Robinson Sr., and Shirley A. (Nivens) Robinson. He is a graduate with honors of Apostolic Bible Institute (ABI), Saint Paul, Minnesota as well as of United Theological Seminary (UTS), New Brighton, Minnesota. At ABI he earned the degree of Bachelor of Theology in Apostolic Studies. At UTS he earned the degree of Master of Divinity. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he earned the degree of Master of Strategic Studies. He is an ordained minister of and endorsed by the United Pentecostal Church International.

Chaplain Robinson entered active military service in September 1982 as an enlisted soldier. He went through basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served 3 ½ years in Seoul, Korea as a Flight Operations Coordinator at the Yongsan VIP Heliport where he was advanced to the rank of acting sergeant and was made a shift supervisor of the heliport.

Chaplain Robinson reentered active military service in June 1992 as a chaplain. Since then, he has served as Battalion Chaplain, 1st Battalion (Avenger), 2d Air Defense Artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Polk, Louisiana; and Fort Bliss, Texas; Battalion Chaplain, 1st Battalion, 56th Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, Texas; Installation Staff Chaplain, Camp Hialeah, Pusan, Korea; Regimental Chaplain, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Army’s official ceremonial unit and Escort to the President of the United States; Arlington Cemetery Chaplain, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia; Area III and Installation Staff Chaplain, United States Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea; Brigade Chaplain, 2d Combat Aviation Brigade, United States Army Garrison Humphreys, Korea; Logistics and Engineer Officer, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, Arlington, Virginia; Division Chaplain, 2d Infantry Division, United States Army Garrison Red Cloud, Korea; Garrison Chaplain, United States Army Garrison West Point, West Point, New York; Command Chaplain, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He currently serves as the Command Chaplain, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea. He has pastored military congregations of diverse backgrounds as small as 50 in the congregation to as large as 800.

His military education includes completion of the Flight Operations Coordinator School (February 1982), Chaplain Officer Basic Course (August 1992), Basic Chaplain Sustainment Training (July 1993), Chaplain Officer Advance Course (September 1998), Combined Arms and Staff Course (October 1998), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (June 2002), Certified Instructor, Reina Trust Building in the Workplace Program (April 2005), Chaplaincy Resource Manager’s Course (May 2005), P.I.C.K. A Partner Instructor Training (March 2007), Lean Six Sigma, Project Manager Training (April 2007), Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel Course (April 2009), Strengths Performance Coach Training (January 2010), Chaplain Colonel Course (May 2014), and U.S. Army War College (July 2014).