A Scout's-Eye View of the Bush Institute Summit on “Serving Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families”

Reactions from the ScoutComms team, led by CEO Fred Wellman, to some of the most pressing issues facing the veteran community

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  1. On February 18, 2015, Fred Wellman, retired Army officer, entrepreneur, and CEO of ScoutComms, Inc., joined a gathering of veterans, advocates, policy makers, military leaders, and philanthropists for the George W. Bush Institute Summit on "Serving Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families" in Dallas, Texas. The major question these experts sought to answers was, "How can the nation and the many organizations seeking to support veterans better serve the community?"
  2. President Bush opening the Military Service Initiative Summit on serving out post-9/11 #veteran and military families.
    President Bush opening the Military Service Initiative Summit on serving out post-9/11 #veteran and military families.
  3. The day kicked off with deep conversation about mental health stigma.
  4. Later in the morning the discussion continued, highlighting the amazing work that many ScoutComms clients and partners have been doing to support troops, veterans and military families.
  5. The panelists dug deep into statistics and stereotypes about veterans.
  6. ScoutComms is one of the first veteran-focused benefit corporations in the U.S. and we see room for the movement to expand in the veterans space.
  7. Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor of Veterans and Military Affairs and Executive Director of ScoutComms client, the Institute for Veterans and Military families, took the stage with other community leaders for a panel discussion all about veteran-serving nonprofits.
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