Richard has performed field service inspections and property preservation since 1992. He has written a 300-page book on property preservation.
Richard served 20 years in the Navy as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO). After flight training in Pensacola, San Antonio and Whidbey Island, he earned his wings of gold and qualified as a navigator in the EA-3B Skywarrior aircraft shown in the photo. He served aboard 7th fleet attack aircraft carriers and was awarded 13 air medals for Rolling Thunder combat operations.
He later trained at the National Security Agency and transitioned to electronic warfare officer/mission commander in the EP-3E aircraft. While living in Spain, Richard lead the EP-3E airborne participation in project Outlaw Shark, an over-the horizon Tomahawk and Harpoon missile targeting system. Richard graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College.
After the Navy, Richard worked as a defense communications/signals collection systems engineer/program manager for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and E-Systems in northern Virginia. At CSC he managed the Digital Switched Network and the defense communications architecture design for the Europe and Pacific defense regions. At E-Systems he worked on Air Force, Army, CIA, and NSA signals collection projects. He provided support for the Mystic Star program which provided secure voice and data communications for Air Force One and other White House special mission aircraft. He is licensed as a civilian pilot and a Virginia real estate broker. Richard also has an MBA and a masters degree in aeronautical systems.
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