My name is Richard Sweetland and my degree is in Electronics Engineering.  When I got out of the Army I went to work for General Electric as an International Field Service Representative specializing in High Power Long Range Radar.  During this time I spent one year in Shemya , Alaska , three years in Lampang , Thailand , and two years in Syracuse , NY .

After that I went into Commercial Broadcasting, where I built half a dozen stations and I was Chief Engineer of a dozen others.  Most of this time was spent in Texas , California , New Mexico , and Louisiana .  I also owned a FM Station in New Mexico for three years. 

My next job was with the US State Department as a Foreign Service Officer with the Voice of America - International Broadcasting Bureau.  I spent six years in the Philippines , three years in Greece , five years in Thailand , three years in Washington, and two years in North Carolina.

When I retired from the government I returned to Virginia and became a Real Estate Agent.  I am licensed for all of Virginia ; but I specialized in Arlington and Fairfax County .    


     Korea 1971 



           Alaska  1973  


         California 1978  


        New Mexico  1982



      Thailand 1993  



     Thailand 1999  


       Philippines 2002 


      Guam 2003