Larry Sichter, Communications Director

larry-sCommunications Director Larry Sichter is a lifelong Democrat. Larry worked in television for 41 years and was most recently the Public Affairs Officer with the American Forces Network. Larry can now be seen onstage in local theater productions.

Larry was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and has lived in Minnesota, Turkey, Morocco, Hawaii, Germany and California.

He received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Hawaii, Manoa and did post-graduate work at the Army Staff Management College in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He earned his public affairs credentials at the Defense Information School at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Larry started his television career at Hawaii Public Television in Honolulu, Hawaii where he directed several weekly TV shows. He received national credits on the Peabody Award-winning drama, “Damien.” He also freelanced with ABC Wide World of Sports and was a part-time videotape engineer at a local NBC affiliate.

In 1982, he joined the U.S. Civil Service in Hawaii as a Producer/Director making training videos for the Department of the Navy at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. He went on to do similar work with the Department of the Army at V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1990, he moved into television operations at American Forces Network Europe in Frankfurt. In 1996, he moved his family to California where he worked as Chief of Affiliate Relations and as the Public Affairs Officer at the Defense Media Center’s AFN Broadcast Center in Riverside, California.

Larry is married to Lucile Harrington, a teacher in Menifee, and has two grown children, Patrick and Maggie.