Rich Eagan retired in 1993, after a more than 25-year career in the US Army. He served as a tracked vehicle mechanic and progressed to Repair Control Supervisor in non-divisional units as well as armored and infantry divisions in Viet Nam, Germany, and CONUS. As a CSM he created education and moral support programs and activities for the service men, women and their families while advising the commander and staff in training command, infantry, armor, and corps support units. In 1982 he was the first Combat Service Support soldier inducted into the 3d Armored Calvary’s Old Bill Association. In 2001 he was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame.

After retirement he accepted a position with a national medical supply company as the manager of a storage, manufacturing and distribution facility in Laurel, Maryland. His experience in logistics and information management reduced the overhead in that facility by 8% annually after two years without dismissing any employees. Those processes were adopted companywide creating an annual savings of more than five million dollars. Rich became the lead player for twenty-six facilities nationally in a companywide mentoring program for managers and customer service employees. That program improved customer service as well as company interpersonal communications and esprit.

Rich is a lifetime member of the NRA, the Non Commissioned Officers Association, and 3rd Armored Calvary Association Museum. He is active in his church and frequently volunteers for religious, political, and community activities.

Loretta (nee Sottile) and he have been married for over 50 years and are great grandparents.