VETERAN OWNED FIRM

The law firm of Hedger & Hedger is 100% owned by Raymond C. Hedger, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (Ret).

Lieutenant Colonel Hedger served 25 years on active and active reserve duty with the United States Marine Corps. From the summer of 1966 through the summer of 1967 then Lance Corporal Hedger served as the NCOIC (Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge) of a road and bridge reconnaissance team as well as the Division NCOIC for civil affairs in Dong Ha, Republic of Vietnam.

After finishing college and law school then First Lieutenant Hedger completed The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, in April of 1975. He then attended Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, and, upon graduation in September of 1975, was appointed a Judge Advocate.  Thereafter then Captain Hedger served as prosecution and defense counsel in the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, from September of 1975 through September of 1977.

Upon his discharge from active duty Captain Hedger entered the active Marine Corps Reserve and joined H Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During the period January of 1978 through July of 1984, Captain Hedger served successively as H Company Platoon Commander, Executive Officer and, upon promotion to Major in May of 1982, Commanding Officer.

After completion of his tour as H Company Commanding Officer Major Hedger was appointed Operations Officer (S-3) of the 4th Engineer Battalion, Baltimore, Maryland, and later Commanding Officer of the Battalion’s Engineer Support Company, billets he held from October of 1985 through September of 1988.

Major Hedger received his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel on September 1, 1988, and was awarded a Top Secret-SCI clearance. He then served from October of 1988 to September of 1996 in various billets under the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency). During the latter 2 years of his DIA appointment Lieutenant Colonel Hedger served in the dual positions of OIC (Officer in Charge) of Navy and Marine Corps Warning Division Reservists and AALUSNA) Assistant American Legation United States Naval Attache. Postings for these positions were with the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-2 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC and the American Embassy, Office of the Naval Attache, Paris, France.

Lieutenant Colonel Hedger’s awards and decorations include the following: Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3 awards); Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation w/ Palm; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Certificate of Commendation, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division.

Raymond Hedger retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserve on February 21, 2003 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.