Detroit native brings extensive transportation and military experience to the team.
CINCINNATI — First Student, the nation’s leader in student transportation, has named Roger Radcliffe as senior contract manager for the company’s Detroit location. He will oversee all transportation, safety and maintenance operations for First Student’s contract with the Detroit Public Schools. Radcliffe brings a wealth of experience in transportation, law enforcement and the military to his new role.
“We are pleased to welcome Roger to the First Student team. His background in student transportation, as well as experience in military and civilian law enforcement are sure to benefit the students and schools we serve within the Detroit Public Schools,” said Doug Meek, region operations manager, First Student. “Having grown up in Detroit, he knows the community well and is dedicated to providing safe transportation to the students that live there.”
Most recently, Radcliffe was the area manager of operations for the Dayton Public Schools in Ohio. While there, he successfully used his management, organizational and critical problem solving skills to act as the operations manager and interim director of the district’s transportation division.
Radcliffe spent many years with the U.S. Army where he held a series of military police and security positions at such locations as the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; Kaiserslautern in Germany; Fort Sheridan in Illi.; and Fort McClellan in Ala. He achieved the rank of Captain. Radcliffe also attended numerous military training sessions including U.S. Army Military Police Officer Advanced training, U.S. Army Terrorism Counteraction School, and U.S. Army Crime Prevention School.
Radcliffe also trained at the Michigan Department of State Police Academy and given several special assignments throughout Michigan including the City of Benton Harbor and the City of Detroit Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces.
Radcliffe is a graduate of the former St. Martin dePorres Catholic High School in Detroit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.