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    Eli Williamson

    Director, Veterans Program, The McCormick Foundation

    Eli Williamson, director of the Veterans Program for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is a former staff sergeant with the U. S. Army and co-founder of Leave No Veteran Behind, an Illinois-based non-profit focused on employment opportunities for veterans. While serving as executive director at Leave No Veteran Behind, Williamson implemented debt relief and transitional employment programs. Prior to 2009, Williamson served in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of “psychological operations” teams and as an Arabic linguist. Before leaving the Army, Williamson served as a retention officer, providing career counseling to a battalion of over 100 soldiers. He is the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including the Bronze Star, two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals.

    Past Events

    Monday, Oct 13 2014

    12 PM

    Nearly three million veterans of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now facing life as civilians. CIW takes a deeper look into the services,... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

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