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Rick Dressler

Vice President, Federal Operations




As Vice President, Federal Operations, Rick is responsible for strategic planning, sales and business development, contract and program management, proposals/RFP activity, and ensuring the Federal team is best aligned to service customers and optimize the Company’s new business potential.

Rick is a seasoned professional in the Defense and Federal Law Enforcement industries and brings close to 30 years of special operations and management experience, having served in various senior roles for the U.S. Army; U.S. Air Force Reserve; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining the Company, his most recent roles were that of Supervisory Special Agent and Program Manager at the ATF’s headquarters in Washington D.C. He also served as a Special Agent (Lt. Col.) in the Air Force Reserve, Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). In addition, Rick held the post of Congressional Fellow at Georgetown University and served as a member of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte’s National Security Team. There he supported Armed Services hearings and wrote legislation, including for the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. Earlier in his career, he climbed to the rank of Aviation Captain in the U.S. Army, dedicating eight years of active service to his country.

Rick holds a Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base. He graduated from the Air War College at the Maxwell Air Force Base as well. Rick also completed coursework for the Master of Criminal Justice Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Earlier, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from The American University in Washington, D.C.