Wounded Warrior Project Helps Veteran Find His Platoon
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dan Schnock had a long, adventurous career in the military.
"I was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq twice – Desert Storm being the first time," Dan said.
For more than two decades, he proudly served his country. Even then, he already had his eyes on his next opportunity to serve.
"My brother told me about this organization, Wounded Warrior Project," Dan said. "I pored over woundedwarriorproject.org every day after work. I applied for 14 positions; I just wanted to be a part of this."
Through repeated visits to the website, Dan learned how Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) honors and empowers Wounded Warriors.
"I was immediately connected to all the stories of other veterans. I knew it was a place where I could lower my shields and be in what I call a platoon with like-minded people."
Dan signed up with WWP as soon as he could, becoming the 10,000th registered warrior. This year, WWP will register its 100,000th warrior, a milestone for the 14-year-old veterans service organization.
Dan also got help with something many veterans need when they leave the service: his benefits.
"I put my compensation packet in with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and more than a year later, nothing had happened. Wounded Warrior Project got involved, and within six months, they got it fixed."
Dan eventually landed an interview – and a job on the Soldier Ride® team.
"It was funny because it was nothing more than what we did as kids, riding bikes. I got involved and was struck by the passion to serve other brothers and sisters."
Dan rose through the organization and is now national director of the Alumni Program.
"The Alumni team goal is to connect warriors with one another, the community, and Wounded Warrior Project."
Once connected, WWP serves veterans and their families with life-saving programs and services, free of charge. This empowers each to live life on their terms.
"It's not that we are going to reach every single individual across the country, but we're going to do our best to make an impact someway, somehow.
Read and see more about WWP's impact on warriors at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. Read more at http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project