Richard V. Reynolds, 68, of Beavercreek in Greene County, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 2005.
Since retirement, he has amassed a record of service to the local community, state and nation. He is Past Chairman, President and CEO of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., and led the $40.8 million campaign to fund the Museum’s 224,000-square-foot expansion. He is Chairman of the Dayton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fisher House fundraising committee, and was a member of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fisher House II capital campaign committee.
He co-founded Air Camp, Inc., a Dayton-based weeklong, immersive science, technology, engineering and mathematics experience for middle- and grade-school students. As a member of the National Veterans Memorial & Museum Advisory Committee, he co-developed the NVM&M core themes, consulted with the exhibits architect, and supported fundraising.
As a member of the Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group of the National Research Council, Richard is on call to provide quick response advice to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In October 2014, he delivered a TEDxDayton talk, titled “The 1%” focusing on the growing state of disconnectedness between the U.S. population and those serving in, or veterans of, the U.S. Armed Forces.