Ritch Rodebaugh retired from the Marine Corps in 2007. In February of 2009, he joined the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies as a Research Fellow and was subsequently detailed as an IPA from Potomac Institute to the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center in Alexandria, Virginia. As an IPA, he is currently serving as the Technical Manager for the Common Ground Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, and serves as a Logistics Subject Matter Expert for the Battle Terrain Reasoning Awareness-Battle Command program.
As a Marine, he served in a variety of operational command and staff assignments. He participated in several operations to include Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm; and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also participated in the Marine Corps' Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) Hunter Warrior, and served on the faculty at the Marine Corps University.
Upon retiring from the Marine Corps, he joined Thomas Associates, Inc. as the Director of Marine Corps Programs, Quantico, Virginia.
Mr. Rodebaugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Arts Degree from the Naval War College.
Over the last thirty years, Mr. Rodebaugh has developed technical expertise in a number of areas:
- Logistics Management and Policy
- Program and Project Management
- Operational Command and Control
- Science and Technology Management
- Science and Technology Transition and Insertion
- Marine Air Ground Task Force Operations
- Geospatial Research and Development
- Training and Education Management