A native of Orange County in Virginia, Adam Schienschang began working for the Virginia Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at the young age of 18. Two and a half years later, Adam decided he wanted to see the world and experience its many diverse cultures, so he joined the Army and spent the next eight years as an Infantryman. Among his numerous military awards, he earned the Army Commendation medal three times, the Army Achievement medal three times, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal (which required over 150 hours of community service), and the Good Conduct medal two times.
After completing five years of active duty in Washington State, Adam enlisted in the Virginia National Guard, and he also began his lifelong interest in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement. Once he returned from Washington in May of 2017, he applied at the Sheriff’s Office and has been a Patrol Duty Officer since then. In 2018, Adam was honored with a Life Saver Award for finding and rescuing a local woman who was unable to move for three days in her home.
Adam admits that his law enforcement career has been quite rewarding for him on a personal level. He can see a positive impact he can leave on people “especially when you know a lot of the residents that you grew up with.” In addition to serving in the National Guard and local Sheriff’s Office, Adam enjoys participating in numerous community events associated with the Sheriff’s Office.
Loan Officer Kimberly Thagholm from our Locust Grove Branch was honored to visit Adam at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to present him with his Hometown Hero award.
*Pictured left to right: Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos, Adam Schienschang, and Kimberly Thagholm
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