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Board of Directors

Team Veteran Foundation, Inc.

Gordon Brown / Team Veteran Foundation

Gordon Brown / President & CEO

Gordon Brown is the founder of the nonprofit Team Veteran Foundation, Inc. and Team Veteran LLC, he served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War 1972-1980 and was a Leading Petty Officer (LPO) and Top Watch of engine rooms aboard the aircraft carriers USS Oriskany CVA-34 and USS Ranger CV-61. Read More...

Chef Sam Morgante

Chef Sam Morgante / VP & Director

Chef Sam Morgante is a native of Danville, Pennsylvania and a graduate of The First Coast Institute of Culinary Arts. He retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in 2005 after serving as a White House Chef under former President George W. Bush. Read More...

Kenny Bass

Kenny Bass / Director

Kenny Bass vividly remembers being hit by an IED. The deafening blast. The stunning force. The swell of dust. A young Marine Corps combat infantryman serving in the Iraq War, Kenny was conducting a counter-ambush patrol when a roadside bomb wounded him physically and mentally. After two tours, Kenny was declared 100 percent disabled by age 23, but he would feel the effects of that blast for years to come. Because of this injury he formed the non-profit The Battle Buddy Foundation. Read More...

Terry Kohler

Terry Kohler / Director

Terry Kohler is an 8 year veteran of the United States Air Force, right out of high school. His desire to serve came from his father’s service in the Navy and Coast Guard (CWO2 – Ret), as well as his grandfather who served in the Army WWII. Terry’s passion was anything with the sky, that is why he went Sky High! His duties were as an Aircraft Engine and Armament Systems (Weapons) Specialist, as well as a Squadron Aircraft Engine Manager Assistant. He received the Air Force Achievement Medal, was Honor Graduate from a 362-hour turboprop engine course, as well as other accomplishments. Read More...

Gordon Ewell

Gordon Ewell / Director

Master Sergeant Gordon L. Ewell (U.S. Army Retired) was deployed to the War in Iraq in OCT 2005. He arrived in Baghdad in Dec 2006. His mission was to find roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); and to ensure that all the teams tasked with this dangerous mission were updated on the latest tactics and techniques the enemy was using with these deadly instruments of war, and had the newest equipment available that they needed to defeat these lethal devices. At the time, he and his teams were finding over 100 bombs per day; over 3,100 per month! Read More...

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