Joe Ricks

Profile Updated: October 13, 2018
Joe Ricks
Joe Ricks

Then

Joe Ricks

Now

Joe Ricks

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Newton, AL USA
Children (and maybe even grandchildren!): JC (1985), Cody (1987), and Lauren (1995)
Branch of Military Service: US Army Special Forces  
Occupation: Freelance Security Contractor
Class Year: 1975
Home Phone:

8043969718

Cell Phone:

8043969718

Location(s) of Military Service:

Ft. Bragg, NC
Bad Toelz, West Germany (in the Alps)
West Berlin, West Germany
Middle East
Desert Storm (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
Afghanistan (Contractor)
Bosnia (Contractor)
Albania (Contractor)
Kosovo (Contractor)
Colombia, South America (Contractor)

Comments:

I Medically Retired from the US Army in 1992 after being wounded during Desert Storm. Initially, I became a Police Officer/Detective in NC. When that got boring, I later went into Security Contracting Overseas all PRIOR to 9-11-2001, in Colombia, South America (in the Amazon), then Kosovo before the Balkan War, then Albania, and then Bosnia with the United Nations. I came back stateside in 2000 and took a job in Washington DC as a Contractor and was there during and thru 9-11. In 2003, I joined the US Department of Homeland Security when it formed and stayed with them until Jan of 2012. I then went back to Overseas Security Contracting in Afghanistan. In 2014, I came back and decided to stay stateside.

Family/Sibling(s) Status:
(i.e., Name, Graduating class, etc)

Divorced and Single. Graduated in the Class of 1975.

How did you hear about the www.KHHSAlumni.com site?

From another website (Facebook, www.keystoneheights.us, etc) Facebook

Joe's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
Joe Ricks posted a message. New comment added.
Oct
15
Oct 15, 2018 at 3:38 AM

Posted on: Oct 13, 2018 at 7:45 PM

Well Mr. B, didn't know if anyone ever told you, but, I did go into the Army, passed Jump Scool and went to the 82d Airborne Division. Stayed there a couple of years, and then went thru and passed Special Forces Qualification Course and stayed on "A" teams for 14 years and an extra 3 years teaching at the SFQC Demo/Engineer Branch. Ended up being wounded in Kuwait City during Desert Storm. Spent a year and a half in the hospital at Ft. Sam Houston healing, and then they medically retired me out. Since the military, I've been all over the world as a security contractor (usually in the worst places). Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for 'guiding' that young kid in the right direction. Take care, Jack.

Joe Ricks updated his profile. View.
Oct
13
Oct 13, 2018 at 7:27 PM
Joe Ricks' has a birthday today.
Jul
23
Jul 23, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Joe Ricks' has a birthday today.
Jul 23, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Joe Ricks' has a birthday today.
Jul 23, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Joe Ricks changed his "Then" picture.
Aug 18, 2015 at 10:18 PM
Joe Ricks changed his profile picture.
Aug 18, 2015 at 10:17 PM
Joe Ricks changed his "Now" picture.
Aug 18, 2015 at 10:16 PM