In this episode of “Humble Beginnings,” we chat with Rick Driggers, Accenture Federal Services’ cyber practice lead, as he candidly shares his personal and emotional story of family, loss, resilience and pivotal experiences. Driggers talks about his upbringing in Florida, admittedly from an at times difficult family. In his early teens, he spent most of his time working on a cattle ranch for his grandfather for $1 an hour. This strong work ethic would later manifest in resilience and perseverance.
Driggers joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school and was selected into the Special Forces. He was deployed all over the world, and as a young airman, was on a team of four divers that recovered the remains of Spirit 03, an AC-130 Gunship shot down during Operation Desert Storm. Later in life, he learned he had a 5-year-old nephew in custody with the Department of Children and Families. Driggers took custody of his nephew in November 2001, changing his priorities and leading him to domestic career opportunities in government and later, industry.
Tune in to hear about these experiences, and other personal and professional life moments, from Driggers himself.