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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

 Donald Christopher Dutcher

Facility: Adelanto Detention Facility
Branch of the Military: U.S. Navy 

Donald Christopher Dutcher served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 1999. “Dutch” always started every day stating “It’s a fine Navy day” that has now transferred over to “It’s a fine GEO day”. His military career was full of exciting experiences and opportunities. It began early on as part of the U.S. presence in Persian Gulf 1979 during the Iran Hostage Crisis. During his numerous deployments he was involved in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and also volunteered to be the Assistant Boarding Officer for a team that boarded and checked foreign ships for unauthorized materials, cargo and personnel. He was directly responsible for establishing the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Detachment, Bahrain. He volunteered numerous times helping communities refurbish schools and participated in disaster relief. He has received numerous commendations and awards for his work and being instrumental in setting up or revising programs that saved man-hours and money for the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Captain’s Cup Swim team, CPO football, softball, running and bowling teams. 

Dutcher has numerous accomplishments and awards such as: Good Conduct Medal (4), Navy Expeditionary Medal (2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (6), National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Achievement Medal (4), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3), Kuwait Liberation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Battle “E” Ribbon (2), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 9MM Expert Medal.

Dutcher has brought a smile to all who have worked with him and has inspired so many GEO employees who have had the pleasure of working with him. He is positive, motivating and determined to make the best out of every situation. Dutcher is a man of integrity and it has shown through his years here at GEO.  Starting as an officer, he moved into the courts as a court bailiff, soon after became a Sergeant then Lieutenant; he filled in as the acting Chief of Security and is now a Captain.

We are fortunate here at GEO to have such a wonderful employee as part of our team. Donald, thank you for your service to our country and to GEO!


To nominate a Veteran at your facility, please send submissions to Thomas Arntz at and include a one page maximum article describing the veteran’s time in the military, awards received, their role and successes with GEO, a photo, and any interesting information about the nominee.

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