Rick Swain is a retired Army combat veteran with more than 20 years’ experience as a Special Operations Combat Medic and Paramedic/ HAZMAT Technician serving in both technical and tactical units. After retiring from the military, Rick continued his service for ten years as a government contractor and consultant; mentoring, training, and evaluating units in the National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Enterprise.
Rick has had the opportunity to train and operate in all types of environments from the deserts in Iraq to the mountains in Afghanistan to the jungles in Panama and Ecuador. His true passion lies in the wilderness, and he has been honing the skills for critical readiness in the outdoors for the past 30 years by always remaining a student of the wilderness and by seeking self-improvement through realistic, hands-on training. By applying this mind set over the years, Rick has learned many life-sustaining lessons that have been applied in real life situations. Rick is the founder and owner of The SCROLL LLC where he shares the Skills for Critical Readiness in the Outdoors and Life-sustaining Lessons.