Bob A. Hardage received a PhD in physics from Oklahoma State University. He worked at Phillips Petroleum for 23 years followed by 3 years as a Vice-President at WesternAtlas. He then established a multicomponent seismic research laboratory at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) in his position as Senior Research Scientist. He did 27 years of academic research at BEG before retiring in 2018. He has been a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) for 51 years and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) member for 49 years. He has served SEG as assistant editor, editor, first vice president, president-elect, president, past-president, chair of technical program committee for two annual meetings, honorary lecturer, and short course instructor. SEG has awarded Bob a Special Commendation, Life Membership, and Honorary Membership. He wrote the monthly Geophysical Corner column for AAPG’s Explorer magazine for six years. AAPG has honored Bob with a Distinguished Service Award for promoting geophysics among the geologic community. He has published approximately 70 peer-reviewed papers, 6 books, and numerous book chapters dealing with acquisition, processing, and interpretation of vertical seismic profiling data and surface-based reflection data.