21 July 2010
Soldiers' Angels Welcomes New Board Member
Soldiers' Angels Welcomes Another Board Member
Veteran Brings Capitol Hill & New Media Skills
PASADENA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading military support nonprofit Soldiers' Angels announced yesterday the appointment of military veteran, new media expert and lobbyist Mark Seavey to its Board of Trustees. Drawing on thirteen years' experience advocating for veterans, Seavey will work closely with COL (ret) Henry Cook on legislative liaison efforts.
A strong advocate for veterans, Seavey began his career with The American Legion in 1997 as an Appeals Representative and later served with the National Legislative Commission as an Assistant Director and Grassroots Coordinator. Recently promoted to New Media Manager, Seavey serves as steward of the Burn Pit blog and also runs a highly-respected personal milblog (www.thisainthell.us), which specializes in debunking fraudulent military service claims.
"I couldn't be happier about being selected for the Board of Soldiers' Angels," says Seavey, who first encountered Soldiers' Angels through his work with military blogs. "When one looks at who is pre-eminent in the field of working on behalf of not just wounded warriors, but of all warriors, in the upper tier of such organizations one finds Soldiers' Angels. There are so many great people on the Board that I am honored and humbled to be accepted into their ranks."
In addition to advising on legislative matters related to veterans, Seavey hopes to serve the Board with his experience and knowledge in new media and his "enthusiasm for helping my brothers and sisters in arms." Soldiers' Angels Founder Patti-Patton-Bader adds, "We are thrilled to be able to combine talents with Seavey to help support our deployed troops and to improve their quality of life at home."
Seavey deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the National Guard in 1997, then led an infantry squad in Afghanistan from 2004-2005. Following his return from Afghanistan, he was one of the founders of Vets for Freedom, a nonpartisan organization focused on educating Americans about the importance of achieving success in the Global War on Terrorism.
Born and raised in New England, Mark is a graduate of The Citadel and has a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. He will be taking the Indiana Bar Exam in July and will be married in September to Caroline, who joins him as a military blogger and strong supporter of Soldiers' Angels herself.
Established in 2003, Soldiers' Angels is an award-winning 501(c)(3) with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as veterans and military families through a wide variety of hands-on projects and volunteerism. For more information, visit www.soldiersangels.org or call 615-676-0239. Tax ID# 20-0583415
SOURCE Soldiers' Angels
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