Jerome M. Richardson,
Board Member, NVVMF

Jerome (“JR”) joined the US Air Force in 1982 in Des Moines, Iowa. He spent seven years as an airframe structural mechanic assigned to the 437 MAW at Charleston AFB where he maintained C141B cargo transport aircraft. From 1989 until his retirement in 2007, JR served as a recruiter for both the Air Force and Active Air Force Reserve managing nearly every type of recruiting and recruiting leadership position and earning nearly every top award. He is very proud to have been the lead recruiter for the 919th Special Operations Wing, Duke Field FL during the 9/11 attacks. JR served as Senior Recruiter for the 442nd Fighter Wing and retired with 25 years as Senior Recruiter for the 514th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, NJ.

JR Richardson is the current Director of the Bellevue University Military and Veteran Services Center (MVSC) at Bellevue University. He is responsible for developing and overseeing services and programs to meet the many needs of active-duty military and veterans attending Bellevue University as well as those living in the surrounding communities.

“I have seen the sacrifices made by the military men, women, and families from the beginning of their service until their last call.  I could never forget the sacrifices made throughout our nation’s history.  Whether they served in war or peace time, from the shores of Tripoli or to the sands of Iraq, this memorial will remind all of what so very few have done and continue to do for so many.”

Jerome M. Richardson,

Board Member, NVVMF


Quick Facts

  • Service BranchAir Force
  • HometownDes Moines
  • Home CountyPolk County


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