Randy Jennings is a current student in the on-campus master's program at Villanova, who, like many of us, has taken an unsual path into human resources. He was raised in a small town in rural Louisiana and went to school at Indian Bayou High School where he graduated with 19 students. During his Junior/Senior year he decided he wasn’t ready to go to college and joined the Army as an Electronic Repairman. I left for FT Jackson, SC for basic training on 19 July 1990 and this is where everything he thought he knew became a distant memory. In the first 6 years of his Army career he had been assigned to the military police in Ft. Riley, deployed to Desert Storm and had spent 3 years in Hawaii in a light infantry unit. During the next 4 years he had the chance to be in Talent Acquisition in West Virginia and a instructor in Ft. Sill, OK.
In 2000 Randy was presented the opportunity to go back and become a permanent member of the Army’s Talent Acquisition Branch known as the United States Army Recruiting Command. He felt that this would be the right fit for his talents as a Soldier. Over the next seven years Randy was in Springfield, MO, Kansas City, MO and Overland Park, Kansas. During that time, he lead over 60 employees and managed over 2,200 young men and women to serve in the Army and Army Reserves.