Retired Navy, Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman (SEAL)
Richard Garner is a retired Navy, Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman (SEAL). He commenced his Military service in 1981, and retired from the United States Navy after a career in Naval Special Operations, where he served on an elite counter terrorist team conducting global Counter Terrorist operations. While on active duty Mr. Garner gained experience in operational and combat medicine both teaching foreign counterparts and serving as a combat medic for his unit.
From 2004-2009 Mr. Garner worked with the United States Department of State and other US Government agencies in Iraq as a High Threat Security Advisor/Provider. While in Baghdad, he also served as the Chairman of the Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council [OSAC] 2008/2009. As the OSAC chairman he acted as the liaison between the United States Embassy and United States registered corporations working in Iraq on matters of safety and security.
Richard serves as the Project Director of Child in Hand, Inc. a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which provides Psychosocial and Medical assessment, treatment, and ongoing training for caregivers of children in post disaster/conflict environments. Mr. Garner is currently the Deputy Director of Operations for Greystone International.