USMC Major (Ret.) Rick Rogers
Military Culture Consultant
Rick completed a 20-year military career in the United States Marine Corps, and has extensive experience in leadership positions in the military as well as the private sector. As a heavy transport helicopter pilot (CH-53), he was a Flight Leader & Mission Commander, serving in Operation Desert Shield/Storm as the Executive Officer of a Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron. An Honor Graduate of the Defense Systems Management College at Ft. Belvoir, VA, Rick served as the Tactical Surveillance& Reconnaissance Systems Coordinator for the Unmanned Air Vehicle Project Office at the Naval Air Systems Command, Washington DC. One of the programs he helped manage there later became the Predator Drone. He was deeply involved in numerous high-technology Department of Defense development programs.
He is the first American (of only three total) ever to be designated as a UAV Mission Commander by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Corps. Most recently, he worked
in the commercial helicopter industry as the General Manager and Director of Flight Operations for Bristow’s Alaska business unit. He has maintained a life-long interest in the hunting and shooting sports as well as military small arms, currently hunts with rifle, shotgun and bow, and is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.