Richard Robitaille

Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs, New York and New Jersey Locations, and Berkeley College Online

Dr. Robitaille joined Berkeley College in August 2007 as Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for the New Jersey locations. He was promoted to his current position as Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs in June 2009. Besides an extensive background in higher education administration, Dr. Robitaille is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army where he currently has 24 years of service. He has served in many countries including Germany, France, England, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait. In addition to his current career at Berkeley College, Dr. Robitaille is a First Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and serves as First Sergeant of Bravo Company, 1/111th Infantry Regiment (Stryker) in the 56th Infantry Brigade, where he leads and trains 170 soldiers.

Awards and Recognitions: Dr. Robitaille has received numerous medals and commendations for his worldwide deployments including four Army Commendation medals; the Southwest Asia Service Medal; the Kosovo Campaign Medal; and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Parachutist badge with the US Army. In addition he is the recipient of the Craig A. Sabtke Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service; the LTG Milton G. Baker Award for Distinguished Leadership from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and is a Legionnaire in the Order of Saint Maurice, the highest Infantry order in the US Army.

Professional Affiliations: Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the National Infantry Society.

Degrees: Dr. Robitaille has a B.S. in Aerospace Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL; an M.A. in Liberal Studies and an Ed.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Widener University in Chester, PA.

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Military and veterans affairs; support and educational programs for military personnel and veterans; training and development of military personnel; how to successfully combine military leadership training with a college education to prepare for a rewarding civilian career; higher education administration and leadership ethics.

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