A strong board of advisors is an asset to any business. That is why Veterans Direct has carefully selected advisors with integrity and morals, along with knowledge and insite into the Veterans community.
Our honorable, yet humble Board of Advisors guides our quest to benefit Veterans and their families.
Board of Advisors
Colonel Harvey "Barney" Barnum joins Veterans Direct
Retired Marine Colonel and Medal of Honor recipient Barney Barnum joined the distinguished Board of Advisors of Veterans Direct.
Colonel Barnum is the 2nd Medal of Honor recipient to come aboard Veterans Direct.
Our advisors not only have a strong military background, they also have been very succesful in the corporate world. Their experience and insight provides Veterans Direct with an invaluable resource.
General Carl E. Mundy
General Mundy was the thirtieth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1, 1991 until his retirement on June 30, 1995. READ MORE
Brigadier General Richard F. Abel
General Abel was the former director of public affairs for the U.S. Air Force. After retirement, Abel became the Director of Military Ministries.
Colonel Harvey "Barney" Barnum
Barnum is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for valor during the Vietnam War. READ MORE
MCPON John Hagan
Hagan was the eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. READ MORE
MCPOCG Vincent W. Patton III
Patton was the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Currently Dr. Patton is Director of Community Outreach for Military Advantage, a division of Monster Worldwide and the world's largest military membership organization, Military.com. READ MORE
SgtMaj USMC David Sommers
Sommers was selected as the 11th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps on 18 June 1987, and assumed the post on 26 June 1987. READ MORE
Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton
Thornton is a former U.S. Navy Seal and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. In May 1992, Lieutenant Thornton retired, being the last Medal of Honor recipient serving on active duty in the Navy.
Braden W. Sparks
Sparks has tried over 300 jury trials, civil and criminal, been appointed by state and federal courts as mediator in over 450 cases, and single-handedly won the appeal of his first federal case in the U.S. Supreme Court.