Richard Charette was born in
Quebec (Canada) and served with the Royal Highland Regiment (Black Watch) of Canada for 5 years. Richard left the Canadian Army as a Lieutenant in 1994 after serving on different UN & NATO operations. He then moved to California to work as a Senior Project Manager in the IT industry. Richard is a competing piper (Grade 3) and is currently the official piper of The Royal Canadian Legion (San Francisco Branch), The Queen's Club (military organization for retired officers of the Commonwealth's and U.S. Uniformed Services) and the Fremont Police Department. Richard volunteers his time to pipe for the Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) for servicemen/women on a regular basis.