Virgil A. Richard

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About Virgil A. Richard

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Brigadier General Virgil A. Richard (born September 4, 1937) is a retired US Army General who served 32 years of active military service of which 30 were devoted to Financial Management. Richard has become an outspoken critic of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy of the U.S. Armed Forces and has gained national media attention as a part of a small group of high-ranking military officers who have come out as gay after retirement. Richard was born in Anthony, Kansas, and grew up in rural Wakita, Oklahoma. He received his BS in accounting from Oklahoma State University, his Master of Business Administration (Managerial Economics) from George Washington University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Columbia University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He is also an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate. Richard was an Officer of the Association of the United States Army chapters in Alaska and Indiana, Commander of the Harker Heights, Texas American Legion Post and Assistant State Treasurer of the Texas Department of the American Legion. He is also a Board Member of the Austin Exchange Club, The Texas District Exchange

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