Robert E Leo, “Bob” is considered the father of the Montana APCO Chapter. Montana was originally part of the Inland Empire Chapter which included Montana, part of Eastern Washington and part of Northern Idaho. The territory was too large and Bob made the move for Montana to be its own chapter. The first Montana Chapter meeting was held in Helena on August 28, 1973. His efforts for the Montana Chapter have paved the way for technical and radio members (commercial) and of course, Public Safety Telecommunicators. It only makes sense to honor Bob with a scholarship benefitting our Montana APCO membership.
Bob’s background in the Montana Chapter is in radio. He has been an active HAM radio operator working all countries, in the Navy for five years working in the battle of Midway. His experience is boundless. For more on Bob Leo, there is an article from Bob himself narrating some of his experiences. You can read that article by clicking here.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle recently had an article as well. Click here to read that!
A full description of the scholarship, its criteria, and how its setup can be downloaded by clicking here.
You can apply for the Robert E. Leo scholarship. We have to versions of the application - an editable PDF document, or a Word document.