Overheard

Garrett Cathcart on America’s Warrior Partnership Symposium

By Geoff Sadow
September 25, 2019

Garrett served in both the Iraq and Afghan wars as a Cavalry Scout with the US Army. Now he’s the Executive Director of Mission Roll Call. Here, he explains about the importance of America’s Warrior Partnership’s Annual Warrior Integration Community Symposium to veterans.

Garrett advises veterans to use their military experiences and training to create new opportunities and help other people and serve in other ways. During the Surge in 2006, Garrett was a Reconnaissance Scout Platoon Leader in northern Baghdad. He served as an Iraqi Army military advisor team chief in 2008, living, training and operating with an Iraqi Infantry Battalion.

Garrett was also a Cavalry Troop Commander in Afghanistan in 2010 where he was commended for recruiting and operating with tribal militia to fight the Taliban. Previously, Garrett was the Southeast Regional Director for Team Red, White, and Blue. Garrett is a 2004 graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in 2018.

Organized by America’s Warrior Partnership, the Warrior Community Integration Symposium is an opportunity to share best practices, find innovative solutions, and form new collaborative partnerships to better help the veterans in their communities address the work challenges they sometimes encounter when making the transition to civilian life.

WorkingNation set up its cameras at the Symposium and interviewed the speakers and attendees about the important issue of helping veterans deal with workforce challenges. You can follow the conversation on our social media under the hashtag #WorkingNationOverheard.

Read more about the event here.

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