Aaron Patrick is a retired U.S. Army Corp of Engineer (USACE) Officer with fifteen (15) years of service to our country. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, currently residing in Warner Robins, Georgia. He is the President and CEO of Patrick & Partners, LLC, a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program Management and Management Consulting firm specializing in Construction, IT, Administrative Support Services and Facilities Management.
Born in Baltimore City in, Aaron’s mother moved him to Baltimore County determined to afford him a better education. Excelling in academics and baseball, Aaron earned a baseball scholarship to Temple University where he studied Architecture. After suffering an academic set-back, Aaron joined the United States Army. During career placement assessments, Aaron’s high test scores earned him admittance into the U.S. Military Academy Military Academy Preparatory School (West Point Preparatory School). He eventually transferred to Hampton University with an ROTC scholarship, majoring in Chemical Engineering and Political Science.
Upon graduation, Aaron was assigned to USACE. After graduation from the Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne. During his tenure, Aaron performed missions in numerous foreign countries to include: Kosovo, Honduras, Nicaragua, serving as a Platoon Leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom I, Egypt and several Russian Provinces. During his military service, Aaron received many military decorations.
Upon military retirement, Aaron established Patrick & Partners.
LaRhonda Williams Patrick, Esq.
LaRhonda Williams Patrick is a Government and Commercial Contracts Attorney licensed with the State Bar of Georgia. She has extensive experience in Government Procurement and Contract Management. She is currently the Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Patrick & Partners, LLC, a Service-Disable Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Warner Robins, Georgia.
LaRhonda was born to a United States Air Force couple on Andrews AFB, Maryland and spent the early years of her life in Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. Her father’s next duty station was Norton AFB, California followed by a return to Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal and lastly Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Georgia. LaRhonda became involved in school sports and social clubs. Graduating as her Class President in 2001, LaRhonda began college at Georgia Southern University, transferring to Georgia State University her sophomore year.
During her final year of undergraduate studies, LaRhonda was awarded a Political Internship with the Georgia General Assembly where she served as a State Legislative Intern assigned to the Retirement Committee. After graduation, she was offered a position as an Administrative Assistant supporting two (2) committee chairmen with the Georgia State Senate. After one and one-half years with the Georgia General Assembly, LaRhonda was accepted into law school.
LaRhonda studied the practice of law at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Upon graduation, LaRhonda returned to Georgia where she became a licensed member of the State Bar of Georgia.
LaRhonda began her career working for an 8(a) small business. There, she served as a Contracts Administrator in charge of contract management, capture management and proposal development. After contributing to a 50% growth of the company, LaRhonda was promoted to Compliance Officer where she negotiated, reviewed and monitored all contracts and supervised the recruiting and proposal divisions.
Most recently, LaRhonda served as a Government Contract Specialist supporting the largest corporate housing provider in the world, supporting all government contracts, drafting commercial contracts and drafting all government proposals. While in this role, government revenue on the GSA Schedule contract increased thirty percent (30%).
As the COO of Patrick & Partners, LaRhonda promotes the growth and development of the company by assisting small business clients with start-up services from cradle to grave of the government procurement cycle.