Randall Packard retired from the U.S. Navy after more than 20 years, including 15 years as a Special Operations Officer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, and founded RCP Strategic Services, Inc. Over the course of his career, Randall completed multiple tours fulfilling requirements generation and resourcing responsibilities for the Navy’s EOD force, and was responsible for the development and submission of inaugural Program Objective Memorandums for base-lining the EOD force following the drastic increase in mission tasking for Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF).
During his last tour of duty, he served as the Requirements and Plans Officer for Combined Joint Task Force Troy, the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) brigade for Multi-National Corps Iraq. He was responsible for the generation and validation of all emergent C-IED capability requirements through the Joint Urgent Operational Needs (JUONS) process and instrumental in the rapid fielding of C-IED technologies and capabilities in response to the evolving IED threat.
Randall has significant joint staff experience in the development and validation of war fighter requirements and the processes required to bridge the gap between capabilities and resourcing. Randall commanded EOD Mobile Unit Seven and was instrumental in advancing underwater mine countermeasures technology for the EOD community as well as streamlining reserve force personnel management. Mr. Packard graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering and holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.