Domestic Excellence

Veteran Transition

“Our warriors are the one percent of America who kept the 99 percent safe. We have a duty to help make their transitions as successful as possible.”
—President George W. Bush

Veteran Resource: Health and Well-Being
Connecting veterans with quality care providers through the Warrior Wellness Alliance
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Veteran Resource: Economic Opportunity
Connecting veterans with best-in-class resources for compelling careers as civilians 
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Ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.

The Bush Institute is dedicated to serving those who volunteered to wear the uniform in defense of our nation — ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life.

While many post-9/11 veterans move seamlessly into civilian life, others face challenges including unemployment, feelings of isolation, and health issues stemming from the invisible wounds of war -- post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.

Veteran Health and Well-Being

The Warrior Wellness Alliance links peer-to-peer veteran networks with care providers, so that more warriors receive effective clinical care for the invisible wounds of war.

Warrior Wellness Alliance

Veteran Economic Opportunity

Veterans are an underutilized resource for the U.S. economy, despite their training, skills, and experience. The VET Roadmap, developed in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, helps warriors plan and execute effective transitions.

VET Roadmap

Military Service Initiative

Ensuring post-9/11 veterans and their families make successful transitions to civilian life

Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Colonel Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kacie Kelly
Kacie Kelly Deputy Director, Health and Well-being George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Major Amy Bernard, USMC (Ret.)
Major Amy Bernard, USMC (Ret.) Senior Program Manager, Veteran Economic Opportunity George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kat Cole
Kat Cole Senior Program Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Emily Casarona
Emily Casarona Program Manager, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
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
Terri Tanielian
Terri Tanielian Fellow, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio