During a career spanning over 44 years, Randall learned the principles, standards and values that empowered him to make contributions to the US Government, Private Industry and to Higher Education. Randall’s service began as a US Marine. He was schooled in logistics, infantry and survival skills. Randall provided logistics support for Marine ground and air units around the Khe Sanh area of Viet Nam. He was assigned to the Marine Aviation Detachment in Pensacola, Florida, which provided him with the skills of coaching Marines and Marine families. He was then assigned with responsibilities of a Casualty Assistance Non- Commissioned Officer (NCO), working with families of wounded and killed Viet Nam combat casualties. After the Marine Corps, Randall served 8 years, 9 months in the US Army. There he had the opportunity to further hone his negotiation, logistics, and recruiting skills. He continued in the US Army Reserve and began work as a US Department of Defense Civilian.