Ray Hendrick hails from Sarasota, Florida. He began his military career with the Virginia Army National Guard in 1989 as a Lieutenant of Infantry after receiving a commission from Marion Military Institute. In 1996, he enlisted in the Regular Army as an 11B Infantryman and was assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion at Ft. Benning, GA.
CSM Hendrick has served in operational, staff, and leadership positions from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major, and Platoon Leader to Assistant Operations Officer. Highlights of his active-duty service include nine years in the 75th Ranger Regiment, nine more years in the Asymmetric Warfare Group, and Command Sergeant Major assignments at two separate battalions; the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, at Panmunjom, Korea and 1st Battalion 307th Infantry at Fort Dix, New Jersey. During his time in the Virginia Army National Guard, Ray served seven years in the 116th Infantry Regiment.
Ray’s overseas service includes four deployments to Afghanistan and nine deployments to Iraq as a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Asymmetric Warfare Group. While serving in the Virginia Army National Guard, he participated in the first Reserve Component rotation of the Sinai Peacekeeping Mission in Egypt. He also served three years at the Joint Security Area; the last American outpost on the Korean De-Militarized Zone.
Ray’s military and civilian education is wide-ranging. His education includes a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, he is a graduate of both the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course, and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Most notably he is a graduate of the US Army’s harrowing and prestigious Ranger School.
Ray has been recognized for both civilian and military accomplishments. Military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Valorous Unit Award, and even the Army Staff Badge. However, his mother is always proudest of his Eagle Scout badge, earned as a member of Boy Scout Troop 129 in Sarasota, Florida.
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Jaline has been serving her community for almost 20 years. She was an emergency dispatcher for six years before beginning a career in law enforcement. In 2008 Jailine joined the Utah Highway Patrol and is currently serving as a Lieutenant with this amazing organization. Jalaine is also a military veteran that served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduating high school.
Jaline is a mother of two energetic six-year old’s, and loves travel, camping, and reading. She believes empathy, kindness, and empowering women to make their lives better is a key component of her life and her service in Law Enforcement. Jalaine says she is on a constant journey of learning and networking by, with, and through the community.
Levon is a born & raised Texan who has always been proud of not only his State, but his Country. He has always known that God put him on this Earth to be a servant and he has made that a priority in his life.
Levon joined the US Navy in 2000, before the war began. He went on to do two deployments in the Middle East during Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Levon was chosen to be put on a small team that went with Marine Force Recon during intense deployments to do non-compliant piracy boardings throughout the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
After his Service and transition to civilian life, he wanted to continue to serve, so in 2006 he became a professional Firefighter/EMT with Lake Travis Fire Rescue in Austin, Texas. Then joining his fire department competition team, Levon was awarded the 2007 Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge “Rookie of The Year” at the World Finals.
Always looking for ways to improve and serve, Levon wanted to help families not only when tragedy happens, but with establishing themselves. In 2007, he became a Licensed Realtor and has a successful Real Estate Business aiding individuals in Residential, Commercial, and Ranch sales.
“My overall goal is to keep helping the Community, Veterans, and Families utilizing the skills that I have built over the years.”
“We are all a Team and need all the support we can get from each other. No one is perfect and the stress that comes from serving in the Military and as a First Responder, I know firsthand!” Levon Steele