Robb Nichols

Director of Operations

Retired First Sergeant Robb Nichols served for more than 15 years in the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia. As director of operations at YOUR6, Nichols oversees the development of the YOUR6 platform and is the lead on gathering and translating military data into the civilian lexicon.

As a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Nichols served as a rifle squad leader, weapons squad leader, anti-tank section sergeant, headquarters platoon sergeant and rifle platoon sergeant, among others. He received two Bronze Stars for meritorious service in wartime.

He served multiple combat deployments in, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He holds the Air Assault Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Star, the Pathfinder Badge, the Military Free Fall Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Ranger Tab.

As a combat veteran, Nichols understands both the unique intricacies of military life and how difficult transitioning out of that life can be for service members. He uses his own personal experience in shifting to the corporate world to guide the development of the YOUR6 platform, always keeping in mind how the company can provide recently discharged veterans the tools they need to advance their careers and be successful when they leave the military.

Upon his discharge, Nichols worked for a Georgia congressman and was the COO of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce, but found himself constantly frustrated by his civilian employers’ tendencies to underestimate his capabilities as well as the lack of opportunity for upward mobility.

Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University in Georgia. He was the senior military instructor for the Columbus State University Reserve Officer Training Corps, which earned the MacArthur Award for the most improved ROTC battalion under his tutelage.

Nichols is a self-proclaimed “fitness guy,” a craft brewer, enjoys sports cars, is struggling to learn how to play the guitar, enjoys Formula 1 racing and is a voracious reader. He lives in Georgia with his wife of 25 years.