Romley, Richard (Rick)

Public Information

Name

Romley, Richard (Rick)

Class

2007

Biography

Rick was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1949. He enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1968 and served as a combat infantry squad leader in Vietnam until he was severely wounded during ground operations.

Rick graduated with honors from Arizona State University in 1974 in business management. He built and sold a retail business and returned to ASU to earn a Law Degree. Rick was elected as the Maricopa County Attorney in 1988 and served through 2004. During his tenure he was the recipient of over 100 Awards and Honors. He testified before Congress on numerous issues, including terrorism, violent crime and victims’ rights. After his tenure as Maricopa County Attorney, Rick went to Washington D.C. and served as the personal advisor to Secretary James Nicholson [Department of Veterans Affairs].

Rick has been the recipient of many personal Awards, including being this nation’s Outstanding Disabled American Veteran of the year in 2001 and LIFE’s Presidential Unsung Hero Award. He was the founding member of Veterans Medical Leadership Council, along with being the founding member of Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Rick was instrumental in bringing the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade to Arizona and has served on the Boards of the American Red Cross, the100 Club and Honoring Arizona’s Veterans. Rick is a member of many veterans’ service, law enforcement, and civic organizations.