Colonel (Retired) Jon Rickey served in the U.S. Army for 32 years. Jon enlisted in 1983 and was commissioned in the Infantry in 1989 through Officer Candidate School. Jon was the honor graduate of his Infantry Officer Basic Course; completed Airborne, Ranger, other courses; and is Antiterrorism Level IV certified. Jon has led Soldiers and other agency teams during several peacekeeping and operational deployments to both the Balkans and Southwest Asia. Jon retired from the U.S. Army in 2015.
Afterward he worked as a Defense Contractor for Personal Protection and was a Park Ranger with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Jon graduated the HoG in 2022 and is passionate about helping Veteran’s and First Responders