A Commitment to Service
Rich is a proud member of the Ohio Military Reserve, a component of the Adjutant General’s Department of the State of Ohio, where he holds the rank of Colonel. He is in his 28th year of service. He is a graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College and the USAF Air War College. He has been awarded the highly coveted Israeli jump wings and the Senior Parachutist wings of The Netherlands.
A few questions on Col Iott's military record:
Ever been active duty? (The Ohio Military Reserve is not to be confused with the Ohio National Guard, Ohio Air National Guard, The Army or Air Force Reserve or any other component of the Department of Defense)
How did he attain the rank of Colonel?
How does one earn "highly coveted" awards from two of America's allies unless one has been in combat with those Nation's military forces?
I don't know, maybe Col Iott served in the Army or Marine Corps and was in Kosovo, maybe he was in the active duty Air Force at one point and served in Desert Shield/Storm. If so, good on him. However, If so, its kinda funny that he would leave any of that out of his bio, right? I mean he calls himself a Colonel. With all due respect, sir. Do tell.