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Kristopher Rick

Kristopher Rick Team Addo Board of Advisors

Kris serves as an analyst for the federal government and works directly with transitioning service members.  Prior to his current position, he retired as an Army Command Sergeant Major with over 30yrs of service. Prior to his retirement he served for 3yrs as the DOD Senior Military Fellow at the U.S. Department of Labor. As the Senior Military Fellow, Kris served as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Labor and VETS Executives on behalf of Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and Service Senior Enlisted Leaders regarding employment policies and programs impacting Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard Service Members and Military Spouses. Prior to becoming a Senior Fellow, Kris served in various roles as a Combat Medic in assignments throughout the Army that ranged from tactical and operational combat health support delivery to strategic health service and force health protection planning. He has been assigned to many storied units throughout the Army, most notably as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and the 44th Medical Brigade. In these roles he participated is several combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. His education and honors include Master of Health Sciences, Public Health; Bachelor of Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration; Strategic Leadership Certificate Program resulting in U.S. Army Strategist Designation and Joint Special Operation Forces Senior Enlisted Academy. He has received many military awards and decorations over his career including two Legion’s of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, Expert Field and Combat Medical Badges, and Senior Parachutist Badge. He is also a Member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. He has been supported throughout his career by his wife and Military Spouse of 23yrs, Mrs Danelle Giordano, formerly an Air Force Military Brat; His Daughter Faith who is a rising Senior in college after completing high school in three different states because of military moves; His Son Noah 16 who is enjoying abit more high school stability than his older sister. All together they represent the resilience and service that military families consistently show in support of our nations Service Members.

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