At the age of 17, Rich made the decision to serve our Nation by early enlisting in the United States Air Force. During his active duty tenure, Rich deployed to the frontlines for Military Operations such as: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia, and other national-level military operations. He is also a distinguished veteran of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) where he served as a Special Agent focusing on cyber crimes, illegal drugs, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and before leaving the military he was a counterespionage case officer. After a decorated active duty career, Rich volunteered for reserve duty and focused on cybersecurity, intelligence analysis, and anti-tamper solutions for critical technologies.
After 20 total years of military service, Rich was honorably discharged and returned back to his home state. He has held various leadership positions in small, medium, and large companies. Previously, he was a Vice President in a medium-sized company where he is responsible for business development, growth, and the creation of new jobs. Today, Rich co- owns a small cybersecurity firm that he operates out of his home in Spotsylvania and provides services to Federal agencies and private companies.
Rich has over 30 years of experience in the national security industry and industrial leadership and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Intelligence Studies with a focus in Terrorism and Master of Science degree in National Security, both from American Military University. He has completed all course work with Henley-Putnam University and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation.
Rich, and his wife Heather reside in Spotsylvania, VA, and have raised four children: Justin, Austin, Donovan, and Kaitlyn. The Breeden’s volunteer their time supporting our local community through the Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Spotsylvania County Crime Solvers. They enjoy the Virginia outdoors and attend Lifepoint Church-Fredericksburg.