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Patrick Kuykendall

Arizona Ambassador

Name:  Patrick R. Kuykendall 

Hometown:  Prescott, Arizona  

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Business Position:  State Veterans Manager-Workforce

State of Arizona, Department of Economic Security, 1789 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ

Civilian Education: Currently working on Business Management Degree

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Vice Chairman and Member Board of Directors – ESGR Arizona/California, Advisory Board Member US Vets Prescott AZ, Co-Chair Team RWB Prescott AZ, Chairman Mayor’s Veterans Committee-Prescott AZ, Member Association of the United State Army, Public Relations Director American Legion Post 6 Prescott AZ, Member Team Rubicon

Civilian Honors: State and Local recognitions for small business accomplishments, Congressional and State accommodations for service with CA-ESGR, US Army Meritorious Service Award, US Army Commendation Awards, Army Achievement Awards, DoD ESGR Above and Beyond Award, DoD ESGR Seven Seals Award, Graduate of DEA and Orange County Sheriff’s Citizens Academies 

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: E-8 April 2005, U.S. Army, First Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Section Chief, Training NCO, Training Instructor, Squad Leader

Army Reserve Ambassador Patrick Kuykendall enlisted in the US Army in 1983.  He served on active duty until 1987, when he joined the Arizona Army National Guard.  ARA Kuykendall served in a variety of military assignments for the next 18 years, including a deployment in support of Desert Storm. During those 18 years in the National Guard, ARA Kuykendall was also a small business owner of several companies and multiple properties. He retired from the National Guard in 2005. ARA Kuykendall is very active in many volunteer organizations across Arizona and California.  In June 2019, ARA Kuykendall was selected as the Arizona State Veterans Manager-Workforce. In 2021, ARA Kuykendall will compete in his 15th Bataan Memorial Death March.