Volunteers and Board Members

PictureChairman of the board: Scott Balsiger. CEO of Veterans News Network, www.vnnusa.com

Scott served in the US Navy 1981-1986 onboard the USS MacDonough DDG39 and the USS Hunley AS31.

Secretary: Mark Kirby, Public Adjuster
Mark offers V4V a strong background in management including; logistics, shipping, purchasing/sourcing, scheduling, inventory control, contracting and human resources.

Treasure: Shane Carter. Banker, Wells Fargo
Shane was deployed twice to Iraq – his first deployment was in the fall of 2005 to Baghdad with route clearance missions as his responsibility. While performing his duties a vehicle in front of his Humvee was hit by an IED. The vehicle was disabled, but everyone was able to escape alive. Immediately after the first strike, Shane’s Humvee was also hit by an IED. As the Gunner, Shane was dazed and stunned from the blast, but was able to escape with his life. He was peppered with shrapnel, which was not removed until 2010, and was afflicted with a constant ringing in his ears, or more commonly known as Tenitis. Spc. Carter was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Global War on Terrorism, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals.