Dennis J. Empson was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Altoona Area High School in 1999, after which he made the life-changing decision to join the U.S. Army as a Field Artilleryman.
In 2003, he decided to switch careers fields from the Field Artillery to Military Intelligence, where he has served proudly during Combat Operations in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, all the while enhancing his management skills. He has also served in Germany while leading teams focused on the Balkans and regions throughout Africa. In 2008 he was selected for a special assignment in Washington D.C. with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), serving as an Operations Officer and Senior Level Program Manager for multiple programs within the Department of Defense. He’s also served as an instructor for the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center at the DIA. Dennis has served in various capacities throughout his career, ranging from Human Resources, to Operations and Program Management. He currently serves as a Senior Intelligence Sergeant with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA. His career is winding down though, and a Volunteer Opportunity with RallyPoint/6 is exactly what he’s looking for, as he hones his skills for the Private sector, and life after the Army.
Dennis also serves his community by volunteering with the American Red Cross, not only as a Madigan Army Medical Center volunteer with the Pulmonary Clinic, but also as a dedicated member with the IT Department with RallyPoint 6 in Lakewood, WA.
Dennis is attending the University of Phoenix where he is pursuing a Criminal Justice Degree while simultaneously pursuing an Intelligence Operations Degree through Cochise College, Tuscon, AZ.
Dennis currently resides in Lakewood, WA with his spouse Senia and their four children, where he also volunteers with the Clover Park School District, dedicating his time to both his children and their classmates.