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News | July 14, 2023

Frank takes helm as Recruiting and Retention College’s new commandant

By Kelsie Steber USAREC Public Affairs

The Recruiting and Retention College held a change of commandant ceremony, July 6 at the Patton Museum, where Col. Kevin Polosky transferred responsibilities of the RRC to Col. Richard “Rick” Frank.

Maj. Gen. Johnny Davis, U.S. Army Recruiting Command commanding general, presided over the change of commandant ceremony.

“Preparing Soldiers for the world of recruiting is no easy task – in the Army’s most geographically dispersed command, it is vital to ensure Soldiers leaving the RRC are prepared not only to be superstar recruiters but also to navigate living with different resources than they’re used to,” Davis said.

During Polosky’s tenure, the RRC launched a master trainer and station commander re-certification program providing training and resources needed to mentor and inspire recruiters.

According to Davis, Polosky also oversaw the initiative, known as People Week, to further develop schoolhouse curriculum by adding 80 hours to the recruiting instruction program. This addition provides recruiters with the skills and resources to better complete their job as well as navigate life away from a military base.

The RRC also revamped the capstone exercise, providing 23 capstone exercises to date, generating 43,000 contacts and 3,600 leads.

Polosky is slated to serve as the Tank-automotive & Armaments Command chief of staff, located at Detroit Arsenal, Michigan.

Prior to taking command of the RRC, Frank served as a professor of military science for the University of Arkansas. He also served as the deputy director of Manpower for Eighth Army Headquarters, chief of readiness in the Army Central Command and commander of the Nashville Army Recruiting Battalion. He also held the role of strategic planner in the U.S. European Command Manpower and Personnel Directorate and executive officer to the EUCOM chief of staff.

“Rick, you’re now a part of one of the Army’s most strategic and important missions,” Davis said. “I know you’ll jump in feet first and make a major difference in this command and take care of the Soldiers who come to your schoolhouse.”




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