J.D. is a Kentucky Hero that is "Still serving..." his country by serving his community and neighbors! He is a wonderful supporter of the Kentucky Veterans of the Year, and is a great advocate for veterans. J.D.'s positive attitude towards his Nation and his veterans makes him an outstanding candidate for the Kentucky Veterans of the Year. Thank you, J.D.!!
J.D. was nominated by Stephen Davis. This is what Stephen had to say about J.D. His nomination below is unedited and unredacted.
Born on an Army Base in Germany and joining the Marines upon graduation from High School, JD has a long list of service to others from volunteer work while deployed to his most recent activities in business, government and Veteran support programs. His most recent roles include his service as a two-term elected official in Oldham County and his service on the Governor’s Military Affairs Transition Team where he helped the Governor’s team select the state’s leaders in the KY Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) and Homeland security. He continues to serve on the Marine Corps League’s national committee (4th term) and has been repeatedly recognized for his editing of regional military newsletters. He has most recently served on the National Association of County Officers on their Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee where he continued to press for more Veteran centered programs. He continues to engage the Administration for additional resources for Veteran’s workforce and education programs. He is an active member of the Veteran’s Memorial Park of Kentucky, serving on the Memorial Brick program committee since the establishment of the program. He is actively working to connect veterans with his social media groups to include his “Semper Fi Networking” which is recognized as the largest networking group for Marines on linkedin.com, (the recognized leading business networking site in the world) to include over 26,000 members under management. This network has led to expanded resources for Veterans and direct connections with everyone regardless of MOS or Rank.