Where did you serve and what did you do?
USAF 84-95. Law Enforcement Specialist. Gila Bend AFAF, AZ, Ellsworth AFB, SD, Clark AB, Philippines, Kelly AFB, TX and RAF Chicksands, United Kingdom.
US Army AGR 99 to 08. Unit Trainer in McCook, NE. Mayor’s Cell in Truckville Kuwait and Force Protection, LSA Anaconda, Iraq.
How are you #StillServing?
I established and run Listening Post Ayr. We assist veterans in transitioning back into the civilian world, provide financial assistance in emergencies, offer free fresh produce, provide peer support and identify appropriate resources. When things settle down after the pandemic, we will be coordinating community support programs and conducting end-of-life celebrations for veterans and their families.
Why do you do it?
I had an extremely difficult time readjusting after retiring. Had I had a mentor to keep me grounded and focused, I would not have had the issues I did. I want to help as many veterans avoid making those same mistakes and make the transition as easy as possible. Helping veterans to be important and active members of their community will also play a key part in healing our nation.