John LangfordChief Executive Officer

    John served in the Marine Corps, as both enlisted and officer, for 23 years, primarily as a Weapons and Sensors Officer in the F-18D Hornet, before retiring in 2009.  He completed multiple operational and combat deployments and brings with him an extensive background in Veteran nonprofit leadership focused on sports, wellness, and development.

    John has over 35 years of experience in executive-level leadership, strategic planning, and organizational change management and in the 13 years since his military retirement, has served in senior leadership roles in defense contracting and consulting firms, corporate sales and in the nonprofit sector.  For the last seven years, John has led in almost every facet of Veteran nonprofit management, including events, service member transition, and development, including his most recent role as the Chief Development Officer for another national Veteran-serving organization.  John is a humble and passionate leader with true commitment to serving the Veteran and military community.

    John is a graduate of multiple advanced military schools and courses including Air Combat Tactics Instructor and Weapons and Tactics Instructor Courses, Amphibious Warfare School, and Command and Staff College.  He holds a Master of Science in Sport Business from Temple University.  John has five adult children, including two who are active duty Marines and one in the process of enlisting in the Air Force.  He’s a lifelong outdoorsman! He recently moved to northern Colorado where he is quickly learning the joys of fly fishing and hunting.

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