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Frank Robey, a native of Loretto and graduate of Marion County High School, has been selected by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command to serve as the director of the Major Procurement Fraud Unit, which is headquartered in Quantico, Va. He joined the U.S. Army in October 1983, serving continuously for 22 years until retiring in September 2005, and then went immediately into federal civil service.
As the director of the Major Procurement Fraud Unit, Robey oversees the investigative activities of over one hundred sixty (160) criminal investigators and staff personnel. The unit specializes in the detection and investigation of fraud and corruption impacting major U.S Army acquisition programs, construction projects, and contingency contracting in support of military operations. The Major Procurement Fraud Unit is represented by more than 30 field locations throughout the continental United States, Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Korea. Prior to his selection as the Director, Robey served for three years as the deputy director for Operations of the Major Procurement Fraud Unit.
In his military service, Robey served in a variety of law enforcement and leadership positions, primarily with Army CID and included assignments around the world in such positions as a Special Agent in Charge, Economics Crime Team Chief, Evidence Custodian and General Crimes Special Agent. Following Robey’s military career, assignments during his civilian federal civilian service include standards of conduct (Internal Affairs) investigator and staff officer at the Major Procurement Fraud Unit headquarters.
Robey completed his undergraduate studies in the Administration of Criminal Justice at Park University, Kansas City, Mo. His professional education includes numerous military and civilian leadership and management courses, several acquisition and logistical courses, advanced courses in fraud detection and investigative techniques and management. Robey has received many awards and decorations including the Army Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Civilian Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Korea Defense Service Medal; National Defense Service Ribbon; and various other citations and commendations.
Robey and his wife of 25 years, Yang, reside in Fredericksburg, Va. along with their two sons. He is the son of Thomas and Lottie Robey of Lebanon.