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Thank you for serving our country. We respect your service, salute your skills, and appreciate your unique experience and talents. GEO offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, training and advancement opportunities for individuals who are:

  • Transitioning from military to civilian life
  • Veterans or current military service members
  • Members of the National Guard or Reserve

 Congratulations to our Veteran of the Quarter

 Paul Richard Schwab

Facility: Rivers Correctional Institution
Branch of the Military: U.S. Navy
Time Served: 20 Years 

For 20 years, 1 month and 12 days, Paul Schwab proudly served our country in the United States Navy. Pending retirement from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Schwab joined the Rivers Correctional family on February 5, 2001.

During Mr. Schwab’s enlistment, he served aboard the following: USS Hull as Deck Seaman Recruit, USS Pigeon as Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer, Naval Air Station Miramar as Base Police, Sniper and a member of the CRF Crisis Response Force, USS Constellation as Boatswain Mate 1st Class Petty Officer and Chief Petty Officer, Annapolis Naval Station where he was qualified as a Craft Master aboard Yard Patrol Craft 677, ACB Two where he participated in the recovery effort of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, NY, and USS Anzio where he retired in the capacity of Boatswains Mate Chief where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer.

Mr. Schwab made eight Western Pacific deployments, two Mediterranean deployments, and was involved in numerous Special Operations during his 20+ years of service.

A few of his many awards and medals include: Six Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, Five Good Conduct Medals, Four Navy Commendation Medals, Two Navy Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, 9MM Expert Pistol Shot Medal, Expert Rifleman Medal, and the Croatian Liberation Medal.

Mr. Schwab’s expertise  and leadership skills have been a great asset to Rivers and GEO.  He was hired in the capacity of Correctional Officer, and quickly moved up the ranks as Housing Supervisor (Sgt.), Shift Supervisor (Lt.), and his current position of Assistant Chief of Security (Capt.) He also serves as CERT Team Commander, Firearms Instructor, PPCT Instructor, Chemical Agents Instructor, and has assisted other GEO facilities in these specialized areas to name a few.

We salute Captain Paul Richard Schwab for his 20+ years of patriotic service, and say “Thank YOU” for proudly serving our great country.

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