In 1986, while still in high school, Rocky enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, and, much to his parent’s dismay, volunteered for the infantry. He continued his education at Eastern Michigan University and was graduated as a commissioned officer in the Army. After he entered the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Rocky was activated to serve during Operation Desert Shield.
Throughout his 26-year military career, Rocky served with honor and distinction rising from Private to retiring in 2014 as a Lt. Colonel. In 2003, he served overseas in the Global War on Terror as an U.S. Army B-Team Leader in a Civil Affairs Special Operations-Airborne unit. While serving in the Horn of Africa (Somalia region), Rocky was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during combat operations. His compassion for the local populations left a lasting impression and paved the way for his continuing life of service back home.
Lt. Colonel Raczkowski was again called for overseas activation during Operation Enduring Freedom again in 2008 to 2009.
To preserve, protect and defend the United States Constitution is a driving force in Rocky’s life, and is the motivation for his continued service in government.
Rebuilding the most powerful military in the world to deter aggression is a priority.
Following Rocky’s activation in Operation Desert Storm, he returned to Michigan and opened a printing, marketing and advertising company. Building on his reputation as a successful turn-around executive, he led a national entertainment company from near bankruptcy to a profitable success.
Currently, Rocky serves as the president of Imperium Logistics LLC, an automotive and defense logistics company formed by Rocky in 2012. Rocky has grown the firm from a startup to over $29 million in annual gross sales and now leads a team of over 80 professionals, laborers and contractors.