At Richfield, we understand the benefits veterans bring to the workforce. The city is proud to employ more than two dozen veterans and is always interested in adding more to our team.
Veterans contribute proven leadership, strong work ethic, focus and a team approach to the work we do.
Examples of veterans working for the city include:
Name: Justin March
Military branch: U.S. Navy
Years of service: 2001-2006
Duty stations/commands: Basic Enlisted Submarine School, USS Key West (SSN 722)
Richfield position/department: GIS analyst for the Public Works Department
How did the military prepare you for government service: March worked as part
of the navigation team onboard the USS Key West, a submarine operating out of
Pearl Harbor. His involvement with maps and navigation, as well as the technical
work with GPS systems lead to his pursuit of a career in Geographic Information
Richfield position/department: Firefighter/EMT for the Fire Department
How did the military prepare you for government service: The military prepared
Brown well to become a Richfield firefighter in his civilian life. The military taught him
rank structure and the ability to follow orders. The Minnesota Air National Guard
showed him the importance of staying physically fit, so he could perform his job
safely and effectively. Brown’s military experience provided him with tools to
effectively handle unique and stressful situations, which firefighters encounter on a
Name: Alan Voracek
Military branch: United States Marine Corps
Years of service: 1983-1993
Duty stations/commands: Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville, NC), Camp Pendleton (San
Diego, CA) and Okinawa, Japan.
How did the military prepare you for government service: The Marines prepared
Voracek for government services by developing his leadership qualities throughout
his decade of service. His time in the military also taught him how to work under
pressure. Lastly, Voracek learned how to effectively manage difficult people during
his time as a Marine.