Royal Spragio, III's Profile and Contact Information
A proud and honorable native of Biloxi, MS who graduated from Biloxi High in 1989, Royal joined the United States Navy in 1990 and had an incredible 24-year career where he dedicated most of his service to the submarine force. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2000 and received a commission upon graduating from Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, FL in May 2001. In 21 of 24 years of service, he completed 9 submarine deployments in the Atlantic, 4 submarine deployments in the Pacific and had the distinct honor or serving on the staff of Commander, Submarine Squadron 16 & 20 in Kings Bay, GA where he provided technical supervisory assist rides over 50 times in a 4-year period on all 8 submarines under their command. When departing the submarine force in 2011, he was proud to say that he had completed 117 dives and surfaces on multiple submarines in his career. From there, he took the assignment as the S4 with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE in Gulfport, MS where he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Rota, Spain, Djibouti, Africa & Okinawa, Japan during his last 3 years of service. Upon completion of that tour, he officially hung up his uniform on October 1, 2014 & departed this very dangerous career with an exceptional understanding of risk mitigation, operational safety and Operational Safety and Health (OSHA) guidelines.
Following his naval career, he was a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments from 2014-2017. It was there that he studied and learned life insurance products and knew he had a passion for risk mitigation. From there he transitioned over to a local independent insurance agency where he served as Business Manager & Chief Operations Officer from 2017-2021 where sales increased by over 47% during his tenure. In March 2021, he transitioned from that position to start his own insurance agency with his business partner, Karleen Southard.
He prides himself on not leaving the military at 20 years and continuing so he could put “boots on ground” during the still-ongoing campaign of Operation Enduring Freedom that followed the attacks of 9/11. Until his dying day, he is an ardent patriot and has the utmost pride, respect, and support for anyone wearing a uniform in service of either country or community. Following his military career, he likes to still believe he is dedicating his life to serve others in the community by providing financial solutions and protection before hardship or devastation occurs.