We’ve been posting about our Hiring Our Heroes cohort over the course of the past two weeks. We’re pleased to announce that the first fellow we profiled, Megan Missick, has been hired, and we now have a new fellow to welcome: Richard Smith. Richard is transitioning out of the U.S. Army, where he served as a combat arms officer.

“I’ve spent most of my Army career as a team leader, responsible for the planning and supervising of all mission sets during combat and training and in multiple locations around the world including South Korea, Afghanistan and Colorado,” Richard said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity I was given to be a leader and mentor to young Soldiers and I’m proud to have served alongside them in times both good and bad.”

Richard has a Bachelor of Science from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania as well as five years of leadership experience in the Army. He joined RIMTECH’s cohort just this week, but he has settled in quickly.

“[Hiring Our Heroes] has been most beneficial to me in my transition, providing endless support and guidance in helping me to, not only find a job, but to understand what career path I would most enjoy and appreciate,” Richard said. “I recently changed companies and I am really enjoying where I’m at now with RIMTECH. Sara Kinney is incredible and you can see the truly vested interest she has in improving people’s lives both personally and professionally.”

Richard is currently working on his PMP certification and researching the industries and regions that interest him. “I am interested in applying for positions that will challenge me, once again, as a leader and operations/project manager. I am looking to leverage the military experience I’ve gained over the past five years to excel in an industry that compliments the values and motivation I have ingrained in me. As of now, I am focusing my job search on roles that are managerial in nature and in the fields of manufacturing, finance and healthcare,’ Richard said.

We are pleased to welcome Richard to our cohort and we look forward to working with him in the coming weeks.

Richard Smith