Robert Richards works as a storeroom clerk at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri a maneuver support center for the U.S. Army. He’s been a NAGE member for nearly nine years.
Richards, now a steward with Local R14-139, said he’d never really understood what a union did before he became involved in his own local. “I’m pleased to be part of an organization whose sole purpose is to make the lives of our members better physical, emotionally, and financially.”
Richards and the other 850 members of his local do all the work connected to food service at Ft. Leonard Wood. That means preparation, meal service, and cleanup for 50,000 soldiers a day, whether they’re in a mess hall or out in the field on training maneuvers—and up to 70,000 during summer training season.
Robert and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters. The self-described “sports fanatic” plays on men’s softball teams and enjoys tennis and golf in his spare time. 

Download PDFMinutes of the June 2013 National Executive Board meeting, approved and adopted at the meeting of the National Executive Board on December 4, 2013.
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