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Military Service Initiative Team


Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Veterans and Military Families George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Christopher Vidaurre
Christopher Vidaurre Senior Program Manager, Veterans and Military Families George W. Bush Institute Full Bio


Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky April and Jay Graham Fellow George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Advisory Council

General Peter Pace, Chair
16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Veteran U.S. Marine Corps

René Bardorf
Senior Advisor, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

General Peter Chiarelli
Former CEO, One Mind; Veteran U.S. Army

Colonel Patricia Collins
Team 43, U.S. Army

Dan Goldenberg, USNR
Executive Director, Call of Duty Endowment

Mark Goulart
Former Principal, Deloitte Consulting; Veteran U.S. Army

Erica Jeffries
Chief of Staff, Worldwide Global Services, Johnson & Johnson; Veteran U.S. Army

Rita Kirk
Director, Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, SMU; Advisor, Student Mil-Vets

David G. Leitch
Global General Counsel, Bank of America

James Nicholson
5th Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Veteran U.S. Army

Todd Platt
Chief Executive Officer, Hillwood Investments

Contact Us

Contact the Military Service Initiative team: [email protected]

Media inquiries: Ioanna Papas, [email protected]