Anne Sprute

Anne Sprute

Founder and CEO


RP/6 (RallyPoint/6)

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I had a an amazing family and always had a strong support system in my family.
After high school, I chose to venture out on my own, I soon realized I needed to choose my path.
I wanted to be an electrician, I met an Army recruiter at a diner...fate then led me to the military.
2 weeks before graduating from flight school, I almost dropped out, my Dad's encouragement...
...saying, "Anne, you never quit anything, and you're not quitting now." I made it through.
My dad died 11 years ago, but before he passed, he told me, "You're livin' life; you keep living."
After service, I worked for Microsoft before entering the nonprofit sphere and starting RP/6.
We partnered with the USO to launch RP/6 into a national organization, which is incredibly exciting.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Richland High School
Certification/License
US Army Warrant Officer and Aviation School
Vocational
Presidential Leadership Scholar Program
Presidential Centers of George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and Lyndon B. Johnson

Career

Founder and CEO

We engage local communities and businesses to rally around returning veterans and their families.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Design
Building Things

Day to Day

The RP/6 mission is all about continued service, the team inspires me everyday as I watch them positively changing peoples' paths forward after military service. We are impacting and shaping the future for people who have selflessly served our country to ensure the freedoms of all Americans. Serving with the team, ensuring the maximum potential is reached for each service member, veteran and military family member one person at a time is an amazing experience to be a part of every day.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The mission of service requires humility, empathy, objectivity and the ability to problem solve without prejudice for the person or situation you are serving. I encourage anyone who is seeking a new path to begin with the end in mind and along the journey to reaching their goals to continually challenge themselves, remain self aware of your decisions and how they impact your path, and remember that others are relying on you to remain steadfast in your commitment to serving the mission.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

The most important first step is to realize what your passion, personal and professional goals are and ask yourself the question, do they align with your new career path? Do you have the education or certification to be successful in your new career path? Find a mentor and seek their advice, listen and learn from their experience. Develop a plan that is realistic, challenge yourself in each milestone met and most importantly remain true to yourself; hard work, tenacity and focus will pay off.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

certification
Certification/License
US Army Warrant Officer and Aviation School
certification
Vocational
Presidential Leadership Scholar Program

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"People said; 'you don't belong here, you are a woman in a man's world' During transition, I was offered a job at a major company in Seattle, I met with the hiring manager who offered the position and he said, "you don't have a degree, so I can't hire you."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Education