You can’t see it but behind our guest in his office is a big flag that shows the classic Wounded Warrior Project logo of one service member being carried on the back of another. We have the honor to be talking with LTG Ret. Mike Linnington who served 35 years in the US Army prior to taking on multiple new roles, with new service to his country and all of our veterans and military families.
He served as Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) as the Military Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense.
General Linnington has commanded combat operations in both Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
And it was actually in 2011 that he called upon our own Brigadier General Jack Hammond, seeing great leadership and operational skill in at that time Colonel Jack Hammond, to bring his plans directly to the top commanding officer - Four star General David Rodriguez, his plan to bring multiple bases together in order to secure Kabul, in Afghanistan.
Almost 10 years later, our own leadership at Home Base with General Hammond along with COO Michael Allard, is able to create the best practice care for veterans and their families with the encouragement and support from WWP.
In the Summer of 2016 General Linnington took on the job as CEO of WWP. At that time he intended to “Squeeze every nickel of every dollar into programs that matter for the warrior.” Those programs were and continue to be focused on Mental health treatment - the invisible wounds, or TBI and PTS.
General Linnington believes that making any impact on this community of military families requires trusted partnerships in care connection, coordination and delivery.
Thank you to LTG Ret. Mike Linnington for your service to this country both overseas and here at home in order to command the best possible care for our veterans and their families.
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