The Faith-Based Veterans Service Alliance (FBVSA) is a coalition of like-minded faith-based veteran service organizations standing together on a unified front to present to the White House, Congress, VA, DoD, and our Nation’s people that faith-based programs are proving successful in offering real, lasting change to struggling active duty military and veterans who have lost hope in regular treatment options.
Many of these warriors are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life, leaving their families to deal with the aftermath of broken homes and, at times, suicide. By aligning their lives to Biblical principles, the warriors we serve can, once again, successfully lead their families, their communities, and our Nation. The organizations that make up FBVSA, both independently and through joint efforts, tackle this critical issue head-on as one “unstoppable force for good.“
The FBVSA was formed to help military/veterans and their families to overcome PTSD and suicide ideation and to achieve a positive reentry into civilian life. To that end, the Alliance will engage in advocacy for veterans with the Presidential and Legislative branches of the Federal Government to promote policy and legislation that attains these goals.
Board of Directors
Dr. Damon Friedman is a Lt Col (ret) who started his career as a US Marine and later transferred to USAF within special operations serving four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the founder and president of SOF Missions, a faith-based non-profit that provides customized holistic treatment plans to help veterans overcome the scars of war. Damon is a nationally recognized speaker inspiring audiences, executives, and public leaders across the country. His decorations include three Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Air Force Combat Action Medal, and the DoD 2018 Spirit of Hope Award. Damon holds a Doctorate in Intercultural Studies and is attending Harvard University.
Kevin Weaver, PCC is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Warrior’s Journey. He is a US Air Force veteran and served as a USAF Security Officer at the 24th SPS and in the Office of Special Investigations at U.S. Southern Command in the Republic of Panama. Leveraging his 31 years of pastoral leadership experience, he is utilizing his skills to advance the vision of The Warrior’s Journey impacting the lives of military members, veterans and their families, around the world. Kevin currently holds a PCC credential with the International Coach Federation and services executive coaching clients around the world. Kevin and his wife KyAnne have been married 32 years. They have three sons and five grandchildren.
Jeremy Slaughter, MAFM began his career working in business lending as an analyst. After developing a strong background in analytics and risk, he moved to consulting, accounting and tax becoming an accountant for entrepreneurs. From there he moved into financial executive roles in strong middle market organizations. In his roles he balances his entrepreneurial talents and passions with his finance, accounting and analytical skills to produce actionable intelligence; the relevant information to forge great execution. Jeremy advises both for-profit and non-profit organizations in strategy and execution and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management.
Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin
US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence , Commander of the elite US Army Delta Force
Vice President, Family Research Council
Cm Sgt. Ericka Kelly
(30 yrs. Retired)
Command CMS, Air Force Reserve Command
Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal
Criminal Investigator for the D.O.J.
American & Christian Historian
NY Times Bestselling Author and Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals”
Director, Biblical Counseling Coalition
ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor
Maj Gen Bob Dees (ret)
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