Oct. 31, 2019–Dave Glassman / (Lt. Col. USMC Retired) & Deanna Smith, AHERO USA (America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors) “Story of AHERO & it’s Efforts Tto Counter the Veteran Suicide Epidemic”

Lt Col Dave Glassman, USMC (Ret.), is a graduate of the State University of New York and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1988. He served in a variety assignments as a Naval Aviator, to include unit deployments to Okinawa, Japan; the Mediterranean Sea, and combat support operations in the Kosovo Area of Operations. He retired for Active Duty in February, 2010, and served as Director of Operations for the Center for Strategic Military Excellence (Pensacola, FL) to provide leadership and programmatic development designed to address gaps in veteran services provided by the Veterans Administration. In 2013 he Co-Founded DigiPro Media, LLC and he continues to serve the community by developing digital networks that serve small business and non-profit organizations.

Since 2009 he has served as Vice President for America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (AHERO: AHEROusa.org), a non-profit organization that strives to reduce military and veteran suicide. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, a non-profit organization that is charged with the custodial care of the Park and its memorials to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the defense of this great nation.