Ricky grew up in Sacramento, CA, enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1990, subsequently graduating from National University with a BS in Organizational Leadership. He served for 25 years in the Marine Corps, retiring as a MV-22B Osprey Maintenance Engineer Officer and Aerial Observer / Gunner. Ricky has an extensive aircraft background, serving at all levels of Naval Aviation maintenance, as well as obtaining an Airframes and Powerplants rating from the FAA. He has completed ten WESTPAC and combat deployments with fixed wing, helicopter, and tiltrotor assets and is currently the west coast V-22 Osprey IMC Coordinator aboard MCAS Miramar.

Email: ricky@wingmanfoundation.org