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Dr. Richard B. Hecker

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Dr. Richard B. Hecker (BS/BA, 1981)
San Antonio, Texas

The America’s Credit Union Executive Management Team created the America’s Service Heroes Endowed Scholarship with additional support from Major Richard B. (Doc) Hecker, Medical Corps, US Army (Retired).The donors created this fund to provide financial assistance to military service members and their families to further their educational and professional goals through the Saint Martin’s University extension campus programs. Dr. Hecker states, “We wanted to provide soldiers a means to attend Saint Martin’s University.Now we are targeting wounded warriors and their spouses.”

Dr. Richard B. Hecker (BS/BA, 1981) is a physician practicing Critical Care Anesthesiology and Anesthesiology Pain Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. As an active duty medical Chief Warrant Officer, he entered Saint Martin’s University through the Fort Lewis extension campus in 1980. He completed a double major under the tutelage of Fr. Placidus Reischmann in 1981, which allowed him to receive a commission within the US Army Medical Department.In 1982 he was the recipient of a US Army Health Professions Scholarship that enabled him to complete his professional medical degree in 1986. Prior to his military retirement in January 1997, he was awarded numerous tri-service decorations. He holds the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and an appointment as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner with the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Hecker has held leadership positions at Saint Martin’s University, most notably as the founder of the President’s Gala, a member of the President’s Council, and currently as a Trustee of the University since 2006.