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Military Service Initiative Team

Staff

Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret.
Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret. April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kacie Kelly
Kacie Kelly Program Director, Health and Wellbeing George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Corporal Jeffrey J. Cleland, USMC, Ret.
Corporal Jeffrey J. Cleland, USMC, Ret. Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Emily Casarona
Emily Casarona Associate, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Fellows

James Kelly, MD
James Kelly, MD Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Charles Marmar, MD
Charles Marmar, MD Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Terri Tanielian
Terri Tanielian Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Advisory Council

General Peter Pace, USMC
General Peter Pace, USMC 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chair of the Military Service Initiative Advisory Council Full Bio
General Peter Chiarelli, US Army
General Peter Chiarelli, US Army Chief Executive Officer One Mind Full Bio
Joseph DePinto
Joseph DePinto President and Chief Executive Officer 7-11 Full Bio
Erica Jeffries
Erica Jeffries Director, Illinois Veterans Administration Acting Director Illinois Joining Forces Full Bio
Rita Kirk
Rita Kirk Director Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility Full Bio
David G. Leitch
David G. Leitch Global General Counsel Bank of America Full Bio
Tom Luce
Tom Luce Founding President Meadows Mental Health Foundation; former Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education Full Bio
Carlos  Martinez
Carlos Martinez Chief Executive Officer American GI Forum Full Bio
James  Nicholson
James Nicholson Secretary Department of Veterans Affairs Full Bio
Soledad O’Brien
Soledad O’Brien CEO Starfish Media Group Full Bio
 Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez United States Army (Medically Retired) Full Bio
Timothy Shubzda
Timothy Shubzda Director of Philanthropy and Military Affairs Veteran US Navy Full Bio
Kelvin Womack
Kelvin Womack Managing Principal for Diversity Deloitte ConCsulting LLP Full Bio

Contact Us

Contact the Military Service Initiative team: militaryservice@bushcenter.org.

Media inquiries: Brittney Bain, media@bushcenter.org