obert G. Porter is the son of Ian H. and Ingrid Porter. He attended Guilderland Central High School. He attended Marine Corps boot camp in 1986, and went on to receive criminal Investigator Training in 1991. He served in Iraq as a Military Policeman, training the Iraqi Police from 2006-2007.
In his spare time he is associated with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans and the Leathernecks. He is also involved with the YMCA, American Red Cross, USMC Toys for Tots, Pine Hills Neighborhood Association and Area Watch Program, Community Accountability Board, Veterans Track, and the National Bone Marrow Registry & Blood Donor.