(Yes that's him holding the baby)
In addition to being an RN, he is a retired Independent Navy Corpsman, allowed to treat patients without a supervising physician, for more than 15 years aboard combat ships, with the Marines, and at isolated duty stations.
He supervised the training and preparation of 100 combat medics and then deployed during combat in Iraq. Back here in the US he supervised the creation of Camp Pendleton’s evening Family Practice Clinic, as part of the Naval Hospital.
Richard is comfortable anytime, anywhere
His background includes ICU, ER, Pediatric and Medical-Surgical nursing assignments.
(Reuters photo under fair use. Yes that's Richard in the photo)