Jack Robinson retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1993. He later enrolled into the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in History and later a MA in Liberal Studies.
Jack has been the subject of many local and regional newspaper and magazine articles that reviewed his various research projects. In 2002, Our State Magazine did a featured article on his research dealing with the history of the USO in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Jack’s most recent scholarly recognition has come from the North Carolina Society of Historians. In 2005, they presented him with two "Paul Green Multimedia" awards for his work in preserving the history of southeastern North Carolina. In addition, Jack was awarded the prestigious "Barringer Award."