Riley Dickson grew up in northern Virginia. He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and served seven years on active duty. He was first assigned to Fort Campbell, TN where he served as a Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Assistant Operations Officer in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. He deployed to Afghanistan for seven months, serving as a Platoon Leader. In 2019, he attended the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course in Fort Benning, GA. After the career course, he was selected to serve in the 5th Security Forces Assistance Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he served as a Senior Operations Advisor for 24 months, including a six-month deployment to Mongolia. Riley will pursue a Masters of Business Administration following his separation from Active Duty in the summer of 2022. He is married to his wife, Stephanie.