Ross Dickman

Chief Operating Officer, Hire Heroes USA

Ross Dickman currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Hire Heroes USA. In his previous role at Hire Heroes, Ross served as the Director of the Independence Project. He was responsible for the operations and execution of a scientific research program about disabled veterans employment and quality of life. Conducted in partnership with academic researchers, major funders, and non-profit partners, the Independence Project aims to study how various interventions, training, and support systems can positively impact employment outcomes and other quality of life indicators for veterans with disability ratings over time.

During his 12-year Army career he served in multiple leadership and staff roles as a AH-64D Apache Helicopter pilot with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Air Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Action Badge. He later served as an Aide-de-Camp at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center, and as a Tactical Officer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Ross’ final Army assignment was as the Executive Officer of the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic.

Ross joined Hire Heroes USA in December 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Comparative Politics from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology and Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University, and completed a Masters of Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia in May 2020.

Ross resides in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.

Location: New York City Metropolitan Area, United State