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. He retired from the military in August of 2000 and joined DuvaSawko in February, 2001.