About NCHV

Untapped National Treasure

As a nation, we are confronted with an urgent need and a moral responsibility to restore and replenish the lives of Veterans who have selflessly served and experienced trauma over the last 20 years of war. While the situation may seem unrecoverable, most Vets with our help can return to their communities as healthy future leaders. These former warriors are untapped national treasures who should be re-mobilized to benefit every sector of America. 

They are why the National Center for Healthy Veterans exists.

Mission:
Return Healthy Veterans
To America

Our veterans have pledged their lives for our freedom, security, and prosperity. Healthy veterans are productive members of society, good employees, and positive role models, but not all of our veterans are healthy.

To accomplish our tactical MISSION of “Returning Healthy Veterans to America,” NCHV engages with Veterans through virtual interaction, case management of walk-ons and referrals, and a one-year residential program at its Virginia Valor Farm. It integrates Christian best practices one veteran at a time 1) to heal the mind, body, and spirit; 2) to defeat isolation in community living, 3) to provide dignified work on active farm, ranch, and construction projects; 4) to deliver Christian trauma recovery and life skills programs, 5) to enhance career preparation and skills training, and 6) ultimately to prevent Veteran suicide. 

Vision:
Reshape Veteran care
in America

More veterans have committed suicide in the past 10 years than the number of combat deaths in the Vietnam War. Our veterans need America, and America needs healthy veterans.

Our strategic VISION of “Reshaping Veteran Care in America” significantly addresses challenges in the ranks of America’s Veterans nationwide. Decades of Veteran despair attest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not consistently deliver excellent services or have sufficient local presence to solve these problems. NCHV is a replicable “national private sector prototype” to achieve effective Veteran care across America, leveraging the efforts of many other public and private veteran organizations. 

Veteran Engagement Engine

Engagement-Engine

Valor Farm Platform

Private Sector Solution of Proven Best Practices

Natural Outdoor Setting and Meaningful Experiences

Restorative natural setting

Equestrian and animal therapy

Therapeutic Farming

Family weekend camps

Children's field trips and patriotic education

Education and Training Conferences

Export best practices for military and veteran care

Church and community education and mobilization

Veteran and family empowerment conferences

Integrated "field Laboratory" for Academia and Industry

Institute for military resilience

Ministry, counseling, medical, business, chaplaincy and entrepreneurship programs

Meaningful volunteer opportunities

Veteran
Community

Hyper affordable housing

Supporting hundreds of vets needing a place to heal and transition to civilian life

Dignified work to pay rent and regain self-worth

Combats isolation

Best-Practice, Faith-Based Recovery and Life Skills Programs

Personal assessment and development plan to maximize growth

Recovery from trauma

Life skills education

Comprehensive wellness

Veteran Business and Employment Opportunities

Personal assessment and development plan to maximize growth

Recovery from trauma

Life skills education

Comprehensive wellness

Governance

Board of Directors

NCHV CEO Bob Dees

Bob Dees

Major General U.S. Army, Retired
President of Board

Bio

Bob served thirty-one years as an infantry officer, a senior military leader and strategist, and Commander of the 2d Infantry Division in Korea, and the US-Israeli Combined Task Force for Missile Defense.  Following the military, he served in business at Microsoft, in non-profit leadership, and in academia as a VP for military outreach at Liberty University and founder of the Liberty Institute for Military Resilience.

In 2015 and 2016, he served as national security advisor and chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. Bob has authored five books including the Resilience Trilogy and the Resilience God Style series. He was also featured as one of 30 “Master Leaders in America” by noted author George Barna and was awarded the Council for National Policy George Washington Military Leadership Award in 2018.

Bob is a graduate of West Point, Naval Postgraduate School, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Royal College of Defence Studies in London.  He and Kathleen, married for 47 years, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  They are grateful for the privilege of serving God, Nation, and Others during these critical times.

Jeffrey C. Horne

Brigadier General U.S. Army, Retired
Vice President of Board

Bio

Jeff served 30 years as a senior military leader an inter-agency strategist, the Army’s first Space Operations general and later as Director of Human Resources and Program Policy. He has since served as a space and missile system senior program executive for Lockheed Martin and a nonprofit CEO assisting thousands of military members and their families with career transition, new business creation, and building strong resilient lifestyles.

He is a trusted advisor to military, federal, university, and state authorities on subjects like military career and skills transition, workforce development in education, transformation entrepreneurship, resiliency, suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, PTSD recovery, and advanced marketing practices.

Jeff holds multiple advanced degrees in marketing, engineering, information technology, and national security strategy. He is the recipient of many military, intelligence, and civilian agency awards and is recognized as member of the Ohio State University Hall of Fame.

Clifton L. Brigham

CPA. MST, CFP, CMA, CGMA Treasurer of Board

Bio

Clifton was brought up in a military family. His father served as a marine pilot from World War II in the Pacific until 1965, shortly after finishing a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Clif is very aware of the stresses placed on the family caused by long deployments and separations, as well as the effects of war on those serving our nation around the world.

Clifton is currently the president and founder of Brigham & Calhoun, PC., a public accounting firm in Williamsburg, Virginia, established in 1994. He has earned several certifications in his career: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has been recognized as a “Super CPA” by the Virginia Business Magazine and selected as one of “America’s Best Financial Planners” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Clifton is a strong supporter of the local community and has served on the boards of various non-profits over the years.

Barbara Hayley

Secretary to Board

Bio

Barbara Hayley is the principal and founder of Hayley Capital, a strategic consultancy that helps clients maximize commercial real estate performance. She has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience as a top sales performer and a corporate instructional training leader and team builder. She has also worked with numerous non-profits and civic organizations in leadership, volunteer, and fundraising capacities.

Barbara holds the “All-time National Sales Record” for two corporations and was a performance team leader for a company named one of the “Best 5 Learning Organizations in the World.” In 2016, Barbara was a finance campaign team member for Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign . She was USO Houston Advisory Council President from 2008-2011 and is co-founder of Proud American Kids and Kids4RTroops. Barbara is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Bio

Bob served thirty-one years as an infantry officer, a senior military leader and strategist, and Commander of the 2d Infantry Division in Korea, and the US-Israeli Combined Task Force for Missile Defense.  Following the military, he served in business at Microsoft, in non-profit leadership, and in academia as a VP for military outreach at Liberty University and founder of the Liberty Institute for Military Resilience.

In 2015 and 2016, he served as national security advisor and chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. Bob has authored five books including the Resilience Trilogy and the Resilience God Style series. He was also featured as one of 30 “Master Leaders in America” by noted author George Barna and was awarded the Council for National Policy George Washington Military Leadership Award in 2018.

Bob is a graduate of West Point, Naval Postgraduate School, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Royal College of Defence Studies in London.  He and Kathleen, married for 47 years, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  They are grateful for the privilege of serving God, Nation, and Others during these critical times.

Bio

Jeff served 30 years as a senior military leader an inter-agency strategist, the Army’s first Space Operations general and later as Director of Human Resources and Program Policy. He has since served as a space and missile system senior program executive for Lockheed Martin and a nonprofit CEO assisting thousands of military members and their families with career transition, new business creation, and building strong resilient lifestyles.

He is a trusted advisor to military, federal, university, and state authorities on subjects like military career and skills transition, workforce development in education, transformation entrepreneurship, resiliency, suicide prevention, traumatic brain injury, PTSD recovery, and advanced marketing practices.

Jeff holds multiple advanced degrees in marketing, engineering, information technology, and national security strategy. He is the recipient of many military, intelligence, and civilian agency awards and is recognized as member of the Ohio State University Hall of Fame.

Bio

Clifton was brought up in a military family. His father served as a marine pilot from World War II in the Pacific until 1965, shortly after finishing a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Clif is very aware of the stresses placed on the family caused by long deployments and separations, as well as the effects of war on those serving our nation around the world.

Clifton is currently the president and founder of Brigham & Calhoun, PC., a public accounting firm in Williamsburg, Virginia, established in 1994. He has earned several certifications in his career: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has been recognized as a “Super CPA” by the Virginia Business Magazine and selected as one of “America’s Best Financial Planners” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Clifton is a strong supporter of the local community and has served on the boards of various non-profits over the years.

Bio

Barbara Hayley is the principal and founder of Hayley Capital, a strategic consultancy that helps clients maximize commercial real estate performance. She has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience as a top sales performer and a corporate instructional training leader and team builder. She has also worked with numerous non-profits and civic organizations in leadership, volunteer, and fundraising capacities.

Barbara holds the “All-time National Sales Record” for two corporations and was a performance team leader for a company named one of the “Best 5 Learning Organizations in the World.” In 2016, Barbara was a finance campaign team member for Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign . She was USO Houston Advisory Council President from 2008-2011 and is co-founder of Proud American Kids and Kids4RTroops. Barbara is a graduate of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Joseph Basel

Bio

Joseph Basel is the owner of Paradigm Partners, a nationally recognized system disruption consultancy and city transformation firm based in Washington, D.C. His work in agriculture, politics, affordable housing/healing housing has radically and positively realigned entire industries and communities.

His current work advising governments, non-profits, churches, and small home village design and implementation, is on the cutting edge of healing housing, creating and building communities around the country that help veterans and other vulnerable populations recover from trauma and return to productive happy and healthy lives.

Joseph has worked extensively in the agribusiness sector, an integral to building a $1.5 billion dairy business partnership in the Midwest. Joseph holds degrees in finance and economics from the University of Minnesota Morris.

Mike Braham

CEO, Trapollo

Bio

Mike Braham is the CEO of Trapollo, a Cox Business Company, and is responsible for profit and loss performance while leading all aspects of strategy and execution of the business plan. He is an experience innovator, leader, and builder of teams with unique expertise in strategic planning, IT, and physical and behavioral health industries.

Prior to Trapollo, Mike was with Magellan Federal, a division of Magellan Healthcare focused on behavioral health at VA, DOD and federal agencies, championing work on veteran suicide prevention, PTSD and programs for families and caregivers. Prior to this, Mike served as Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy and Innovation, and head of member engagement and digital assets for Aetna’s $8 billion Medicare division.

Mike also spent seven years with Cox Business as vice president of the company’s Hampton Roads market, working closely with healthcare provider organizations, medical schools, and major universities to create new delivery and monitoring capabilities. Mike is a former United States Marine officer and Harrier pilot.

Eric Scalise

Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Bio

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope For The Heart, an international Christian counseling ministry offering biblical hope and practical help.

He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors, helping to write the MFT regulations for the state. Specialty areas include curriculum development, professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training.

As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived and traveled extensively around the world. He is a published author, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, universities, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and four grandchildren.

Christopher Bourne

Colonel USMC Retired

Bio

Christopher served as an infantry officer during a 28-year active duty career that included command at every level, numerous overseas deployments.  As an infantry battalion commander in 2001, he led security and combat operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan in response to the attacks of September 11.  During a 13-month tour in Iraq in 2008-2009, he served as an operational planner for multinational forces in Anbar Province, led Police Advisor Teams across the province and served as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Provincial Chief of Police.  In his final active duty assignment, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Experimentation for I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, CA. 

 

Upon leaving active duty, Christopher helped launch a Washington, DC based consulting practice providing business development and federal marketing services.  He subsequently managed a Catholic parish and school.  While on a leave of absence from that position, he served as National Director of Policy on the presidential campaign of Dr. Ben Carson.  He joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Senior Policy Advisor in June 2017 and subsequently formed an innovation office, serving as the Department’s first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Innovation.

 

Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a master’s degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington, DC.

Bio

Joseph Basel is the owner of Paradigm Partners, a nationally recognized system disruption consultancy and city transformation firm based in Washington, D.C. His work in agriculture, politics, affordable housing/healing housing has radically and positively realigned entire industries and communities.

His current work advising governments, non-profits, churches, and small home village design and implementation, is on the cutting edge of healing housing, creating and building communities around the country that help veterans and other vulnerable populations recover from trauma and return to productive happy and healthy lives.

Joseph has worked extensively in the agribusiness sector, an integral to building a $1.5 billion dairy business partnership in the Midwest. Joseph holds degrees in finance and economics from the University of Minnesota Morris.

Bio

Mike Braham is the CEO of Trapollo, a Cox Business Company, and is responsible for profit and loss performance while leading all aspects of strategy and execution of the business plan. He is an experience innovator, leader, and builder of teams with unique expertise in strategic planning, IT, and physical and behavioral health industries.

Prior to Trapollo, Mike was with Magellan Federal, a division of Magellan Healthcare focused on behavioral health at VA, DOD and federal agencies, championing work on veteran suicide prevention, PTSD and programs for families and caregivers. Prior to this, Mike served as Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy and Innovation, and head of member engagement and digital assets for Aetna’s $8 billion Medicare division.

Mike also spent seven years with Cox Business as vice president of the company’s Hampton Roads market, working closely with healthcare provider organizations, medical schools, and major universities to create new delivery and monitoring capabilities. Mike is a former United States Marine officer and Harrier pilot.

Bio

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope For The Heart, an international Christian counseling ministry offering biblical hope and practical help.

He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors, helping to write the MFT regulations for the state. Specialty areas include curriculum development, professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training.

As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived and traveled extensively around the world. He is a published author, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, universities, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and four grandchildren.

Bio

Christopher served as an infantry officer during a 28-year active duty career that included command at every level, numerous overseas deployments.  As an infantry battalion commander in 2001, he led security and combat operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan in response to the attacks of September 11.  During a 13-month tour in Iraq in 2008-2009, he served as an operational planner for multinational forces in Anbar Province, led Police Advisor Teams across the province and served as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Provincial Chief of Police.  In his final active duty assignment, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Training and Experimentation for I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, CA. 

 

Upon leaving active duty, Christopher helped launch a Washington, DC based consulting practice providing business development and federal marketing services.  He subsequently managed a Catholic parish and school.  While on a leave of absence from that position, he served as National Director of Policy on the presidential campaign of Dr. Ben Carson.  He joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development as Senior Policy Advisor in June 2017 and subsequently formed an innovation office, serving as the Department’s first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Innovation.

 

Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a master’s degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington, DC.

Matt Metzel

Bio

Matt Metzel is a Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve with over 25 years of service to the Nation. He and his wife Stephanie have been married for 30 years and they recently moved to Lynchburg, Virginia to spend more time with their three grown children and four grandchildren.

 

While not in uniform, Matt enjoys volunteering to support initiatives aimed to help our Veteran population and their Families. When Matt learned of the positive impact that the National Center of Healthy Veterans have had on so many lives, he reached out to become part of this exciting organization. Matt continues to be moved by the heartfelt testimonies of so many who have received holistic care through this organization’s ministry, and he is excited to be a part of God’s loving investment in the lives of others.

Bio

Matt Metzel is a Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserve with over 25 years of service to the Nation. He and his wife Stephanie have been married for 30 years and they recently moved to Lynchburg, Virginia to spend more time with their three grown children and four grandchildren.

 

While not in uniform, Matt enjoys volunteering to support initiatives aimed to help our Veteran population and their Families. When Matt learned of the positive impact that the National Center of Healthy Veterans have had on so many lives, he reached out to become part of this exciting organization. Matt continues to be moved by the heartfelt testimonies of so many who have received holistic care through this organization’s ministry, and he is excited to be a part of God’s loving investment in the lives of others.

National Advisory Board

Eric Scalise

Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Bio

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope For The Heart, an international Christian counseling ministry offering biblical hope and practical help.

He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors, helping to write the MFT regulations for the state. Specialty areas include curriculum development, professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training.

As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived and traveled extensively around the world. He is a published author, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, universities, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and four grandchildren.

Michael Reese

Bio

Michael Reese was born and raised in Gladys, Virginia. He graduated from William Campbell High School in June 1989 and attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL. He attended Signalman “A” School in Orlando, FL and his first duty assignment was USS AMERICA (CV-66) homeported in Norfolk, VA.

​Michael’s other sea duty assignments have included USS PETERSON (DD-969), USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG-79) and USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN77). His shore assignments included the Chief of Naval Operations Security Detachment Washington, DC, and Naval Station Norfolk.

​Michael was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2008 and reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-40) supporting 450 Sailors. In March 2012, Master Chief Reese reported to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125), the Navy’s First Advanced Hawkeye squadron. In December of 2014 Michael reported to his last command, Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

​Retiring in August 2019 after 30 dedicated and faithful years of Navy service, Michael and his family relocated back to their hometown of Campbell County, VA. Michael presently serves as a Military Processor I for Liberty University. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Healthy Veterans.

Glenn Spears

Bio

Glenn is the founder and president of Spears Advisors, an independent business development consultancy focused on the commercial and defense aerospace sectors. He provides profitable advice on emerging markets, technologies and requirements, and helps clients navigate the multi-layered government acquisition terrain. Glenn is an outside reviewer for the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research center. He also helped guide a non-profit Veteran Service Organization focused on transitional housing and education.

Glenn served for over 33 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and commander. He led units from 500 to over 60,000 Airmen. He personally piloted 16 different types of military aircraft, in peacetime and combat. His staff duties ranged from strategic plans and budget requirements to personnel policy and international security assistance. His last five years on active duty were focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, with service as the deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, and as commander of Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern).A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Glenn holds advanced degrees in Management and National Security from Salve Regina University and the Naval War College. He is a resident of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Bio

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope For The Heart, an international Christian counseling ministry offering biblical hope and practical help.

He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors, helping to write the MFT regulations for the state. Specialty areas include curriculum development, professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training.

As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived and traveled extensively around the world. He is a published author, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, universities, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and four grandchildren.

Bio

Michael Reese was born and raised in Gladys, Virginia. He graduated from William Campbell High School in June 1989 and attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL. He attended Signalman “A” School in Orlando, FL and his first duty assignment was USS AMERICA (CV-66) homeported in Norfolk, VA.

​Michael’s other sea duty assignments have included USS PETERSON (DD-969), USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG-79) and USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN77). His shore assignments included the Chief of Naval Operations Security Detachment Washington, DC, and Naval Station Norfolk.

​Michael was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2008 and reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-40) supporting 450 Sailors. In March 2012, Master Chief Reese reported to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125), the Navy’s First Advanced Hawkeye squadron. In December of 2014 Michael reported to his last command, Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

​Retiring in August 2019 after 30 dedicated and faithful years of Navy service, Michael and his family relocated back to their hometown of Campbell County, VA. Michael presently serves as a Military Processor I for Liberty University. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Healthy Veterans.

Bio

Glenn is the founder and president of Spears Advisors, an independent business development consultancy focused on the commercial and defense aerospace sectors. He provides profitable advice on emerging markets, technologies and requirements, and helps clients navigate the multi-layered government acquisition terrain. Glenn is an outside reviewer for the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research center. He also helped guide a non-profit Veteran Service Organization focused on transitional housing and education.

Glenn served for over 33 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and commander. He led units from 500 to over 60,000 Airmen. He personally piloted 16 different types of military aircraft, in peacetime and combat. His staff duties ranged from strategic plans and budget requirements to personnel policy and international security assistance. His last five years on active duty were focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, with service as the deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, and as commander of Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern).A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Glenn holds advanced degrees in Management and National Security from Salve Regina University and the Naval War College. He is a resident of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Local Advisory Board

Tracey Fairchild,
Chief of Public Safety, Campbell County

Sheriff Whit Clark,
Campbell County Sheriff’s Office

Randall Johnson,
Campbell County Fire Department

Jim Tennant,
Lynchburg Regional Veterans Council

Jonathan Roberts,
Combat Veteran, Farming, Timberlake

Greg Torren,
Perky’s Restaurant Business Owner, Neighbor

Michael Reese,
Command Master Chief USN, Retired, Rustburg

Glenn Spears,
Lieutenant General, USAF, Retired, Lynchburg

Turner Perrow,
Former Lynchburg City Council, former VMI Alumni President.

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In the last stage of the program Patriots learn about post graduation support and how to maintain balance in their new environments. They also conduct an outbound assessment of the outcome of their PDP and receive assistance transitioning to new employment and living arrangements.

Key Activities or Objectives:

  • Outbound Assessments
  • Graduate Support Programs
  • Graduation

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NCHV partners with the best in industry and the best educators to help veterans develop the skills they need to transition successfully to civilian employment at ZERO cost to them.

Key Activities or Objectives:

  • Transition Preparation
  • Career Preparation

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A nationally renowned, faith-based trauma healing course designed to help veterans of all eras and their families recover from the spiritual and moral wounds of war.

Key Activities or Objectives:

  • Less Pain, Anger, Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depression.
  • More Forgiveness and Meaning
  • Better Social Participation and Connectedness
  • Quality of Life

“The hospital fixed my body, but REBOOT fixed my soul. REBOOT sought out and resued the man I once was.”

Trauma Healing For Everyone

This one-of-a-kind course teaches you how to build bounce, weather the storm, and bounce back without getting stuck. This course is widely used in church and academic settings to build personal resilience.

Key Activities or Objectives:

  • Preparing for the Storms of Life
  • Weathering the Storms
  • Bouncing Back
  • Navigating Adversity

“We are often troubled, but not crushed; sometimes in doubt, but never in despair; there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend; and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Resilience: Learning to Bounce

The Patriot onboarding period includes familiarization with the farm, its work, living, and recreational areas, an individual assessment, and the creation of the holistic Personal Development Plan.

Key Activities or Objectives:

  • Onboard & Familiarization
  • Inbound Assessments
  • Personal Development Plan

Returning Healthy Veterans to America