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Rick Batten, Vice Chair

Rick is a Divisional Vice President and Principal with First Command Financial Planning. With First Command for 26 years, Rick has worked in a variety of branch management and financial advisor positions with the firm in Richmond and Charlottesville. He is a licensed Registered Investment Advisor, risk management specialist, and has earned numerous awards in the financial planning career field for sales, management, and leadership effectiveness. Prior to his current career, Rick served our country as an officer in the Army. His assignments included an overseas tour in Germany as an aero-scout helicopter pilot assigned to the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. He was an airborne qualified infantry and aviation officer.

Rick's many years of community involvement span a wide variety of activities and organizations. He is the immediate past chairman of James City County's Republican Committee, is a graduate of the Virginia Peninsula Leadership Institute Class of 2008 and the Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance's Leadership Historic Triangle Class of 2009. He is a graduate of the Sorensen Political Leaders Program Class of 2012. Additionally, he serves on the LEAD Historic Triangle Board of Directors as the Curriculum Chairman and is a member of James City County's Strategic Planning Advisory Group.

Rick is a native Virginian who was born in Portsmouth and reared in Richmond. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of James Madison University. In his free time, Rick enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail and boating on our local rivers, tidal estuaries, and Chesapeake Bay.