Heroes Breakfast 2018
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25th Anniversary Celebration
As the state’s only recognized Veterans Services Center, Operation Stand Down Tennessee (OSDTN) engages, equips and empowers Veterans transitioning from successful military service to civilian life. OSDTN is the primary nonprofit resource for Veterans in Tennessee directly providing life changing services including transitional housing, employment readiness training and placement assistance, and the coordination of social services. We are the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee recognized by the VA.
General (Retired) John F. Campbell retired from the US Army on 1 May 2016 after 37 years of active duty service. General Campbell was most recently the Commander of US and NATO Forces for the ISAF/Resolute Support Mission and Commander of United States Forces—Afghanistan from August 2014 to March of 2016. Prior to this command assignment, he served as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; the second highest ranking officer in the 1.1 million US Army. Prior to serving as the Vice Chief, General Campbell was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations-G3, 5, 7 running the day to day operations of the US Army.
General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and master’s degrees in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and MS in National Security Strategy from the Army War College. During his military service, General Campbell earned a number of individual and campaign awards and decorations to include the Defense Distinguished Service medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, two Humanitarian Service Medals, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge as well as the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs. General Campbell currently serves on several boards of director positions focusing on defense and national security, and non-profit boards supporting veteran’s issues.
Master of Ceremonies, Dan Thomas earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in meteorology at Penn State. While there, Dan joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He completed his military service in the fall of 2000 as a captain, leading a 15-person organization in weather operations. After his time in the military, Dan began his full-time career in television as the morning meteorologist in Arkansas, chasing and tracking severe thunderstorms. After moving to New Orleans in 2003, Dan earned “First Place for Breaking Weather” from the Louisiana Associated Press in 2004 for his coverage of Hurricane Frances. Most notable was Dan’s coverage leading up to and during Hurricane Katrina. In May 2009, Dan was certified by the American Meteorological Society as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Today, Dan is thrilled to be a part of Nashville’s WSMV weather team.
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Registration and Networking 7:30am
Breakfast Program 8:30am–9:30am
201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203