Rudy Socha has one daughter, Kelly, and two step-daughters, Sarah and Kimberly. He was an enlisted Marine serving as a Machine Gunner in a Weapons Platoon with Lima 3/8. He currently is the CEO of a wildlife merchandise catalog company, WildlifeGifts.com.
Marine Corps training instills the self-control, discipline, self-assurance, and leadership skills that lead to high achievement later in life. Socha's book, Above & Beyond, Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World, profiles 88 former Marines who took that winning attitude and applied it to the civilian sector. The book was co-authored with Carolyn Darrow.
- Above & Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World. (2003).