As Deputy Director of Strategic Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, Matt develops and manages cross-sector relationships that build awareness and provide in-kind member experiences and benefits that support the veterans community. Matt joined the US Air Force on Sept 11, 2001 and served six years with the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron in Tucson, AZ as an Airborne Cryptologic Linguist. During his military career, Matt served two tours at Bagram, AB in Afghanistan in 2004 and again in 2006. While there, he flew over 100 combat sorties conducting communications jamming and liaising with air and ground assets to coordinate raids. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.