Where did you serve and what did you do?
Served in the United States Army for 23 years. A decorated combat veteran with 70 % Combat-Related Disability and 100% VA disability. Duty assignments include first sergeant, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, Drill Sergeant, NCO academy instructor and demolition specialist.
Awards include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, airborne, air assault a master fitness trainer.
How are you #StillServing?
Service officer for Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and American Legion. During COVID 19 I have continued to assist veterans with VA claims via phone, email and Facebook using these platforms to advise, review documents and completed forms. Those who are not able to use these platforms can leave documents at my office in Johnson City, Tennessee and pick them up on Tuesday or Thursday.
Why do you do it?
In 2004 I started working on my disability and it took me 9 years to reach 100% because I did not have help and did not know what I was doing.
I wanted to help others do it a lot faster. I have served as a VFW Service Officer in Virginia for 2 years and DAV in Tennessee for 5 years. The VA is difficult to navigate so we veterans are a team and a team is always better.