Robert Michael Perry received several honors from the military, including the Legion of Merit, a Meritorious Service Medal, and a Commendation Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster.
BANDERA, TX, April 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Michael Perry with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Perry celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Perry commenced his career as a legal officer in the first armored division of the United States Army in Fort Hood, Texas, in 1959. Becoming a staff officer for the Judge Advocate General in the Department of the Army in Washington, D.C., in 1961, he subsequently served as a trial attorney for the land and natural resources division of the United States Department of Justice for five years before transitioning to trial counsel for the Exxon Mobil Corp. in Houston from 1969 to 1980. In 1981, he served as general counsel and administrator enforcement for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., holding the position for two years. Since 1983, he has been a legal consultant in San Antonio, Texas, Washington and Garrison, New York. Mr. Perry also retired from the military in 1994, having advanced through the ranks to colonel.
Alongside his primary career endeavors, Mr. Perry served as co-chair of the environmental organization study committee of the United States Army from 1984 to 1994, having previously been chair of the oil and gas industry litigation committee for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. During this time, he also served as mobilization designee for the United States Army from 1964 to 1994. Civically involved as well, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas, from 2001 to 2007, having also been an event president of the San Antonio Fiesta Commission since 1978 and president and chief executive officer of the Perry Gething Foundation since 1975.
To prepare for his career, Mr. Perry pursued formal education at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1959. Attending Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he received a Master of Laws in 1964. In addition, he also received diplomas from the United States Army Field Artillery School in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1959; the Judge Advocate General School at the University of Virginia in 1962; and the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1978. Mr. Perry has been admitted to practice law before the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Court of Military Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, 10th, and the District of Columbia Circuits.
A member of the Texas Bar Association and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Mr. Perry has contributed multiple articles to governmental journals and was the co-author of three volumes of the "Federal Condemnation Handbook" between 1964 and 1969. In addition, he served as editor-in-chief of the United States Department of Justice Land and Natural Resources Division Journal and The Forum of the District of Columbia chapter of the Federal Bar Association from 1967 to 1968.
In light of his many accomplishments, Mr. Perry received several honors from the military. The United States Army decorated him with the Legion of Merit, a Meritorious Service Medal, and a Commendation Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster, along with others. In addition, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency gave him a Special Achievement Award in 1982. Despite all of these accolades, he cites the highlight of his career to be when he headed the industry committee on the development of offshore oil and gas. Creating a group of industry lawyers who advocated for the expansion of oil and gas production in federal lands, Mr. Perry is immensely proud of the string of victories his group went on to win.
In his spare time, Mr. Perry enjoys raising rare Jacob sheep and hybrid cattle at his ranch in Bandera, Texas. In light of all his accomplishments, he was featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Perry has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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