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Regional Advocacy for Federal Investment

Rick Dwyer - Executive Director


Rick Dwyer serves as the Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, a public-private partnership dedicated to attracting, retaining, and growing federal facilities in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Prior to becoming Executive Director, he served 6 years as the HRMFFA Deputy Executive Director.

Rick is a 1996 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.  He also holds master’s degrees in construction engineering and management from Virginia Tech, and military operational art and science from Air University.

A career Air Force officer, Rick served over 20 years on active duty as a civil engineer and worked in a number of installation level, RED HORSE (heavy construction unit), major command and Headquarters Air Force engineer positions.  As an Air Force civil engineer, he gained extensive experience working on facilities, infrastructure, environmental, housing, emergency management, fire emergency services, and explosive ordnance disposal issues.  He commanded three civil engineer squadrons within the continental United States and in the Southwest Asia area of operations.  As the Base Civil Engineer, Rick worked closely with surrounding communities on issues such as strategic planning, encroachment management and transportation issues.  He also deployed multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, special operations throughout Southwest Asia, and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan.  Prior to his retirement from military service in 2016, Mr. Dwyer most recently served on the Headquarters Air Combat Command and Installation and Mission Support Center staffs at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA.

Mr. Dwyer assumed his current duties in July of 2022.