Ted Schwinn, Director of the Western Region, is responsible for execution of all Hire Heroes USA service delivery and community outreach in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. He is also responsible for all aspects of growth and oversight for Hire Heroes USA office managers in the four Western Region offices.
During his 23-year career in the United States Army Infantry, he served in multiple leadership and instructor positions in the Continental U.S., Hawaii and Europe. Following his enlistment in 1989, he deployed in support of Operation Just Cause to Panama with the 7th Infantry Division from Fort Ord, California. Mr. Schwinn served for 3 years with the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Joint Task Force Full Accounting in support of the POW/MIA mission to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of the nation’s past conflicts. He conducted numerous investigative and recovery missions to Southeast Asia, the Western Pacific and China.
Mr. Schwinn served in combat leadership roles for deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan for Task Forces in the 10th Mountain, 101st Airborne and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He also served on several committees to update, develop and write Infantry tactics, combat training standards and doctrine. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge Second Award and Parachutist Badge.
Mr. Schwinn joined Hire Heroes USA in 2012, upon retiring from the Army. He served as Colorado Office Manager, then Regional Manager for the Western Region before his promotion to Director in November 2015.
He is in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science from Troy University. He and his wife have four children, and they currently reside in Colorado.