Prior to joining the NCAC team, Patel served with the American Red Cross in Disaster Operations, procuring materials for people effected by disasters, including deploying to New York for Hurricane Sandy.
Previously he served 11 years in the US Marine Corps. He also served a year‐long tour in Kandahar, Afghanistan, working closely with local Afghan leaders to build capacity and sustainable development.
Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Penn State University, Patel joined the Peace Corps, teaching biology, chemistry, and physics in Botswana. Since then he has spent more than 25 years volunteering with non‐profit organizations. Patel remains an active volunteer including coaching an under‐seven boys’ soccer team.
As a strong believer in the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, Patel looks forward to helping Scouting grow and serving the youth and volunteers of Fairfax Count