Less than a week after geologist Daniel K. Robinson disappeared in the Gem, Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s security ship, hundreds of volunteers and volunteers have organized to search for Robinson, 59, who went missing in the Naval Sea Systems Command’s Patuxent River Fleet Complex. His wife, Shawn Robinson, described him as a tech enthusiast and avid surfer, according to WNST.
Here are five things you need to know about Robinson, who grew up in Conroe, Texas, and lived in Germantown, Maryland.
He was a geography major.
Robinson, who grew up in Conroe, Texas, graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in geography. The university’s news page reported that he was selected as one of 20 winners of the Undergraduate Geographic Journalism Contest in 1989.
He served as a captain in the Army Reserve.
The Department of Defense says Robinson was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, but can’t be further explained. Authorities haven’t given a specific reason for his disappearance. Military records also indicate that Robinson served for about two years in the Navy between 1976 and 1979.
He ran trails.
Robinson received his certification from the National Trail Committee as a certified trail sweeper in September 2018. The committee’s chief executive, Tyrell Curtis, told the Washington Post that Robinson had completed three of the 5,000 hours of Trail Sweeper Certification training in Texas.
He is a board member for Southwest Community Organization.
Robinson was one of six board members for Southwest Community Organization, a Houston-based non-profit dedicated to the “diversification of the community and the protection of the natural resource base.”
He loved photographing storms.
As his official LinkedIn page shows, Robinson had photographs of himself captured at the surface of the surface of the sea on a tripod at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.