Mr. Hettmansperger entered service to his country in the United States Air Force in 1975. He served his first fifteen years as a Military Policeman, responsible for protecting multi-million dollar nuclear missiles and aircraft, in addition to providing law enforcement protection to military families. His last ten years were served as a First Sergeant, responsible for the health and welfare of up to 450 airmen. He was hand-picked to deploy all over the world and was recognized consistently throughout his career as being the best in his field. While serving, he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College. He retired from the military in August of 2000 and joined DuvaSawko in February, 2001, where he built the Human Resources Department from the ground up.