The podcast has officially reached more than 10,000 hits. We are truly grateful that all of you have taken the time to listen. This week continues the trend of great interviews with Navy Veteran Jared Lyon. Jared is the President & CEO of Student Veterans of America. Jared was our #VeteranOfTheDay in January 2016.

Jared Lyon was appointed President and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA) on January 4, 2016, overseeing all aspects of the organization. He initially joined the professional staff of SVA in 2014 as the chief development officer and executive vice president of operations.  In this role Jared forged critical partnerships and secured record grant funding for SVA. Named National Student Veteran of the Year by SVA in 2011, Lyon has come full circle to lead the organization he credits with his educational success.

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  1. Gary Edward Ruckle February 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I am a Retired, United States Air Force veteran and volunteer at the Detroit VAMC.

    I work as an Interviewer, capturing veteran stories and submitting them to the Veterans History Project/Library of Congress.

    I’m starting a Podcast entitled Open Channels and would like to learn more about what you do.

    Ed Ruckle

  2. Charles R Moses Sr. February 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Applied last year for Veterans Pension. My last reply “it just takes time” Something I do not have a lot of. I am 89 1/2 years young. My case # (redacted). Any help will be greatly appreciated C R Moses Served in Philippines

  3. Michael C Oberbillig February 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I have tried for years to find a position with the VA seeking to assist veterans achieve the stability they seek after their service due to mental health problems that were caused or exacerbated after their discharge. The university I attended was not CACREP certified in 1988 and I have been blocked from providing valuable assistance as a therapist. The university I am referring to is the University of Memphis which achieved CACREP after I graduated. CACREP was not even a consideration for me during my education. I am a Vietnam Era Veteran and have much to offer.

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