Richard Unda Biography

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Richard Unda was born in Munich, Germany, but spent most of his youth in Columbus, Georgia after his father retired from the Army at Fort Benning, Georgia. He recently assumed responsibilities as the Regional Director of the Service to the Armed Forces Department of the American Red Cross serving the Oklahoma and Arkansas region. As the Regional Director, Richard is responsible for strengthening and growing American Red Cross programs and services to meet the needs of United States military members, veterans and their families by developing long and short term program strategies and overseeing the implementation for programs/services in communities and on military installations. Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Richard completed a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Army. His noteworthy service has been at multiple levels of command and in a myriad of leadership positions in various locations throughout the world. Richard has significant experience with humanitarian relief operations, support to refugee/internally displaced persons, civil defense capacity building, and civil administration in…show more content…
He also earned a MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Graduate of the United States Army War College, where he earned a Masters in Strategic Studies. He was awarded the Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research from the Army War College. Richard just moved the Oklahoma City from the Chicago area, where he served as the Director of Outreach for his church while completing his final years of military service. Richard is married to Lisa, a registered nurse with AbbVie Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where she works as a Senior Drug Safety Analyst. They have two children, Nikolas and Randy. Nikolas recently graduated from the University of Connecticut and is now serving in the United States Coast Guard. Randy just entered the 2nd

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