Veterans Day Salute: Angels Board of Directors Veterans

Published On: November 10, 2022Categories: Angel BlogBy

To all veterans who are currently serving or who have ever served, thank you for your service and sacrifice. You have defended our country and our freedoms during both war and peace time. Because of you, we remain committed to Honoring our Fallen by Supporting the Dreams of their Children, on Veterans Day and every day.

Angels of America’s Fallen is fortunate to have 14 members of our Managing Board of Directors and Advisory Board who have or are still serving our country through their military service. We salute them for their service.

Rick Zink (Board Chairman)
Rick served in the U.S. Air Force for 31 years before retiring as a colonel. He flew all over the world supporting missions as an air refueling pilot in the KC-135 and KC-10. After retiring, he applied his military experience as a defense contractor with NORAD, U.S. Northern Command and the Missile Defense Agency.

Jeff Anderson
Born into a military family, Jeff made a career of the U.S. Air Force an Intelligence Plans and Programs officer specializing in managing teams and developing systems. He held assignments at Service and Joint Command Headquarters in the U.S. and overseas to include a tour at Air Force SPACECOM.

John Farnam
John served 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a weapons and sensors officer flying the FA-18D. He flew almost 4,000 hours including combat tours in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. John served as an FA-18 weapons school instructor, as an FA-18D squadron commanding officer and as the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. He completed two tours at the Pentagon, the first on the Marine Corps Aviation Staff as the FA-18 requirements officer and the second for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs focused on U.S. Military Global Posture.

Joe Lewis
Joe served in the military for 25 years from Private to Lieutenant Colonel with duties ranging from an enlisted Army cannon crewman in a field artillery unit, a Marine Corps fighter pilot flying F/A-18 Hornets, as a flight instructor, as a transport pilot, and as an Air Force reconnaissance pilot flying the RC-26. He supported local, state, and federal law enforcement including the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Secret Service. He served at the National Guard Bureau in Washington DC as the Counterdrug Aviation Section Chief, Chief of Domestic Operations, and Chief of Federal Operations Programs.

Scott O’Connor
Scott was commissioned as an Air Force officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. While on active duty, and subsequently serving as a civil servant for the Department of Defense, Scott specialized in systems analysis. He served in a variety of technical and organizational leadership roles associated with the development, testing, delivery and operations of military space systems.

Matt Bershinsky
Lt. Colonel Matt Bershinsky, who entered the Army in 1989 as a combat medic, is the deputy commander of the 624th Regional Support Group headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham in Hawaii. He attended the U.S. Army Physician Assistant School and accepted a commission with the Colorado Army National Guard becoming a battalion medical officer from 1996-2006 in support of operation Iraqi Freedom. After a six-year break, he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served as a physician’s assistant for the 302nd Aeromedical Staging Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base. Prior to his current position, Lt. Col. Bershinsky served as commander of the 932nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

Pete Curry
Pete served as a U.S. Army officer for 27 years as an aviation commander, a tank leader, a paratrooper, a strategist, and an expert in joint, multi-agency and multinational leadership. He served as an air cavalry troop commander on the West German-Czechoslovakian border at the end of the Cold War and also served two combat tours—one as an aviation commander in Iraq and the other as the Director for Operations (CJ3) for NATO forces in Afghanistan. Pete is a published author on issues of national security and organizational effectiveness. While still in uniform, he taught executive-level decision making to senior U.S. government leaders while assigned to the U.S. Naval War College, the Brookings Institution and the Marine Corps War College. He continues to mentor and coach leaders today.

Brad Dombaugh
Before entering corporate America, Brad Dombaugh served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army for seven years.

Sean Holloway
Sean served in the Air Force for 30 years and recently retired as a Colonel. He served in a variety of leadership roles from individual unit to Department of the Air Force (USAF Pentagon) level. In his last assignment, Sean was the Chief Operating Officer for the 10th Medical Group, United States Air Force Academy.

Dan Lloyd
Dan, a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, retired as Coast Guard Rear Admiral and was the director of Joint Interagency Task Force South as his last tour of duty in 2011. He assumed the duties of military advisor to the Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security, in June 2006. In this role, Dan was responsible for advising the Secretary on matters involving coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and all branches of the military.

Matthew Peretz
Prior to entering the corporate environment, Matthew served with the United States Army as an artillery man with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. During Matthew’s deployment to Afghanistan is when he found the love for volunteering while conducting leader engagements and humanitarian missions. He achieved the rank of sergeant prior to his exit from service in 2013.

Mark Seglem
As a U.S. Navy Officer, Mark’s highly decorated career included a tour in the Secretary of Defense’s office where he compiled a critically important allied cost sharing model for the Department of State during the first Gulf War. He served at the highest levels of the Department of the Navy as the administrative aide to the Secretary where he led civilian and military personnel and prepared briefings for the President and Secretary of Defense. While on sea duty, Mark made several overseas deployments culminating in command of the Aegis destroyer, USS Barry DDG-52.

Craig Temmer
Colonel Craig Temmer retired from the U.S. Army with 38 years military experience including enlisted service in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 1981 to 1984. He was an officer in the U.S. Army from 1984 to January 2019. Colonel Temmer’s last assignment was as a T10 Deputy Commander, 2018 California Wildfires for United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Bryan Wogen
Bryan has served in the U.S. Army for over 15 years. Prior to commissioning as a battalion physician assistant, he was a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga. He currently serves as the battalion PA for a Reserve Combat Engineer Battalion in Denver. Most recently, he was a lead PA for the Central American counter-narcotic operation based out of Honduras.

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