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Military Service Initiative Team

Staff

Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR
Col. Matthew F. Amidon, USMCR Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Kacie Kelly
Kacie Kelly Deputy Director, Military Service Initiative George W. Bush Institute Full Bio
Maj. Amy Bernard, USMC (Ret.)
Maj. 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
Brooke Dority
Brooke Dority Senior Program Manager, Leadership Programs George W. Bush Institute Full Bio

Fellows

Robert A. McDonald
Robert A. McDonald The April and Jay Graham Fellow 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, 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

Joseph M. DePinto
President and CEO, 7 Eleven; Veteran 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: Brittney Bain, [email protected]