Born and raised in upstate New York (Rochester), Bob graduated from St. John Fisher college with a BA in History. Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Puerto Rico, the USS SIMON LAKE (AS 33) home-ported in La Maddalena, Italy and Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado are where Bob served as a Yeoman in the United States Navy.
While in the Navy, Bob completed his Masters in Public Administration from National University. Bob worked for two San Diego based government / DoD contractors as an Human Resources Manager and Director.
Throughout Bob’s time in San Diego, he has been actively and intimately involved in the San Diego LGBT community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Front Runners & Walkers San Diego, Special Delivery San Diego, San Diego Pride, and the Democrats for Equality. He has also been a long time donor, member and volunteer to Diversionary Theatre, Lambda Archives, and the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
On November 9, 2017, Bob Leyh will be inducted onto The Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at a ceremony held at the San Diego LGBT Center. The Benjamin F. Dillingham and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor recognizes LGBT veterans with ties to San Diego who have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality. The Veterans Wall commemorates these veterans’ lives in hopes that their courage, bravery and sacrifices will continue to inspire future generations.
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