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Richard Hobbs has worked, taught, and written in the international arena for over 55 years. He is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and served in the US Army for over 27 years as a Combat Infantryman, Master Parachutist, Ranger, and Pathfinder retiring as a Colonel. He was selected as one of the original Olmsted Scholars (similar to the Rhodes but outside the English-speaking world) and earned a doctorate in international law from the University of Lyon in France.<!–more–>
His numerous command and staff assignments include two tours in Viet-Nam (advising a Vietnamese Airborne Battalion and later an infantry regiment, executive to the Deputy Commander, Viet-Nam, and commanding an Infantry Battalion), service on the Army Staff and Army Secretariat in the Pentagon, and as the Politico-Military Advisor in the Middle East Bureau at the State Department.
After retiring, he spent over 10 years in international operations with Teledyne, Inc. as Vice President, Teledyne International Marketing, Vice President – International, Teledyne Industries, Inc. working in Washington with the Departments of State, Commerce, and Defense and foreign embassies on international policy questions and export licenses with extensive work in the Middle East and Africa, including negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with Egypt. After retiring from Teledyne, he established Service International Ltd. in Virginia to pursue opportunities for international business development. He moved SIL to Reno in January 1991, where he later ran a company to build a slot machine and then established ColDoc Publishing.
On the teaching side, he served on the faculty, Department of Social Sciences, USMA, West Point, New York and was Assistant Professor of International Relations. He also taught courses in International Relations for undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Politic