RUCK FOR VETS - TEAM PIC
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Matt Pech
RFV Founder

Ruck for Veterans is committed to bringing awareness to veteran issues most are unaware of. Here is some information about our founder/ Executive Director, Matt also known as Charlie One. Matt served in the Army the last 15 years, 12 of those years on a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). On the ODA he served as the Senior Engineer, Advanced Demolitions Specialist, Master Breacher, Breaching Instructor, Sniper, Technical Intelligence Specialist, and Range Master.

During that time Matt experienced nine deployments, four of which were combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Besides that, in the last two years Matt has begun throwing fundraisers and charity events aimed at raising money for Veterans.

Best of all, he is a father to an amazing four-year-old and an infant.

Will Jones (BOOMITSYOURBOY)

Director of Member Experience

US ARMY 2004-2008
INFANTRY
1st CALVARY DIVISION

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Mario Morales

Co-Director of Member Experience

USMC 2005-2012

Infantryman

4th LAR (Light Armored Reconnaissance)

2005 Djibouti Africa (Horn of Arica)

2009-2010 Afghanistan Helmand Provence

Ashley Naegele

Director of Planning

Lead coordinator for Ruck for Veterans 

2019-2022

Liaison to Non-Profit Partners 

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Ryan Paulk

Director of Marketing

USMC Infantry Assaultman 2002-2006
Combat Veteran- Baghdad/Fallujah Iraq - 1F1 2/2
Finds joy in carrying heavy things with friends

Fernando Espinoza

Co-Director of Marketing

US ARMY -19D Cavalry Scout  2014-2020

1-67 Armored Regiment,  TF Dealer,  Iraq  2015-2016

5-20 Infantry Battalion,  Pacific Pathways 2018

Committed to his family and giving back to the veteran community

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James Kirby

Director of Fundraising

US ARMY 2013-2017

25B (IT Specialist)

518th TIN CO

Joey Orona

Chief of Staff

US ARMY 2000-2005

Airborne Ranger 

92Y reclassified to 13F 

1st FAD (Airborne) 

82nd 325 bravo company 

4th RTB

Deployments:

Operation Noble Eagle 

Operation  Iraqi freedom 

Operation enduring freedom

Aaron Wrazen

Director of Finance

USMC 2000-2004

Infantryman

15th MEU (SOC) / 2003

RCT 1/ Phantom Fury 2004

Ricardo Torres

Co-Director of Finance

US ARMY 2010-2014

88M

OND / OEF / OIF

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