Join us today as we kick off a month-long series honoring and learning from American Veterans and their families. We begin by speaking with long-term Shock Your Potential friend, Rob Lougee, Assistant National Employment Director for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
Rob E. Lougee, a service-connected disabled veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was appointed Assistant National Employment Director for the more than 1 million-member DAV in March 21, 2016. From the DAV National Headquarters located in Cold Spring, Kentucky, Mr. Lougee manages special employment initiatives and works with private and public sector entities to develop and build partnerships to address joblessness and underemployment, as well as facilitate job fairs and lead efforts to connect veterans and transitioning service members to employers.
A Boston native, Mr. Lougee enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983 and served until 1992 in the First Armored and First Calvary Divisions, attaining the rank of specialist. His awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with three bronze stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Today we talk about the amazing 100 years of DAV, some of the milestones during those first 100 years, and the many resources this dedicated organization offers its members.