Phone: 803 917 8838


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Masters Business of Administration Masters of International Strategy and Policy

Richard Slack







Colonel Slack was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1967, upon graduation from East Tennessee State University. He was designated a Naval Aviator in May of 1969 and subsequently reported to HMH-461 in Jacksonville North Carolina. 1st Lieutenant Slack reported to HMH 462 in October 1969 as the Logistics officer and Squadron Pilot. Lieutenant Slack remained in Southeast Asia for 13 months.


In November 1970, Captain Slack reported to Training Squadron One in Pensacola, Florida for duty as a Standardization Officer and Instructor Pilot.


From July 1974 to July 1975, Captain Slack attended the Amphibious Warfare School at MCCDC, Quantico, Virginia. In July 1975 Captain Slack returned to HMH-462 where he served as the Naval Training Operations Procedures Standardization Officer.


For the next three years Captain Slack was the Officer in Charge of the Officer Selection Office in Orlando, Florida. During the period he directed the recruitment of Marine Corps Officers in Florida, South Georgia, and Puerto Rico.


From July 1979 to August 1980, Major Slack was a student at the Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. After completion of Command and Staff College, he reported to HMH-363 where he served as both the Operation Officer and the Executive Officer until May 1983 when he assumed command of the Red Lions (HMH-363). In December 1982, Major Slack received a Masters degree in Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis Missouri.


After his tour as Commanding Officer of HMH-363, Lieutenant Colonel Slack attended the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island where he received his Masters Degree in International Strategy and Policy. Lieutenant Colonel Slack served as Head of officer Procurement Branch USMC from 1986-1989.


Colonel Slack assumed duties as Chief of Staff for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) in June 1989 where he remained until June 1991.


Colonel Slack was Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science for the NROTC Unit at the University of South Carolina until his retirement 1 July 1996. Winning two National Championships


Colonel Slack’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (3 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.


Colonel Slack is married to the former Linda Susan Fuller of Kingsport, Tennessee. Their son Richard Todd Slack is a Major ( CH 53 Pilot USMC ).