Personnel Bios:

Richard Steele

Project Manager

Rich Steele is the DVIDS Project Manager for Encompass Digital Media, Inc. Originally from Gallipolis, OH, Rich is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army where he spent 12 years serving as a public affairs officer in a variety of assignments to include: Commander, 27th Public Affairs Detachment, Fort Drum, NY; U.S. National Support Element PAO, Taszar, Hungary; 10th Mountain Division PAO, Fort Drum, NY; Deputy PAO and Strategic Communications Planner, Third Army/ARCENT/CFLCC, Fort McPherson, GA/Kuwait/Afghanistan/Iraq; Chief of Public Affairs, Joint Task Force - Katrina, U.S. Gulf Coast; and the Chief of Public Affairs, First Army, Fort Gillem, GA. His education includes a B.S. degree in Comprehensive Public Relations and a Master of Mass Communications and Journalism (Public Relations emphasis) degree from Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism, Huntington, WV. He has earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and Military Communications (APR+M) from the Pubic Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB).

Government Personnel

Scott M. Betts
DOD DVIDS Program Manager
Sgt. Scott Michael Schmidt
DVIDS Training Chief / Marine Liaison
Sgt. David Silvano
Marine Corps Liaison / DVIDS Training Chief

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