M:. W:. Frederick (Rick) W. Reichert Jr.
Rick was born in Abington and raised in Glenside, both near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Germantown Academy in Fort Washington and Temple University in Philadelphia. It was at Temple that he joined the Army ROTC program and received both a three year scholarship and a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. During an assignment to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas he met, courted, and in 1982 married the former Janet Long of Trona, California. Together they enjoyed an adventurous military life with Rick attaining a Master’s of Science in Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Duty included two tours in Germany and posts throughout the United States. At the end of an assignment as an instructor in 2000, at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, he retired from the military. Since then, Rick has been employed by Sprint in various assignments in their Overland Park-based Network Services group. Rick and Janet have resided in Lansing since 1997.
Rick was raised a Master Mason in 1988 after having been given all three degrees by his father, Fred, Past Master, 1990, of Warren Lodge No. 310 in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Rick became active with Hancock Lodge No. 311 on Fort Leavenworth in 1998 and after serving in positions of the progressing line became Master in 2003. He served as District Deputy Grand Master the following year and Area Deputy Grand Master in 2006-2007. He served as Grand Junior Steward in 2007 and was then appointed Grand Senior Deacon in 2009 by M:. W:. Roy T. Sullivan, Jr. PGM. Rick has been serving as the Grand Representative to Connecticut since 2012. Rick is a 32° KCCH member of the Armed Forces Consistory of the Scottish Rite, a Noble of Abdallah Shrine of Overland Park, a Past President of Fort Leavenworth Chapter No. 154, National Sojourners, Past Commander of Old Frontier Camp, Heroes of ‘76®, and Past Patron of Byington Chapter No. 177, Order of the Eastern Star, in Leavenworth.
Rick and Janet enjoy traveling, geocaching, volkssporting, photography and Amateur Radio.