James McCormick is the Director of WV Department of Agriculture’s Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program. This program identifies Agriculture, Horticulture, and Agroforestry opportunities and directly assists veterans in starting micro businesses and cottage industries or obtaining jobs in those areas. The first of its kind in the US, this program has grown into a model for other states to adopt. To date, the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Beekeeping program has the highest success rate; over 270 veterans have been trained.
Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, Director of the National Center for Veterans Services at the University of Utah, is a nationally-recognized expert in military mental health. In addition to suicide prevention and PTSD research and treatment, Dr Bryan is committed to their secondary mission to “better position these skilled, experienced, and well-trained veterans for continued service that further advances American values, prosperity, and security.”