Brian was inducted into the US Army in 1968. He served in the Republic of VietNam (1968-69) with the 9th Infantry Division. Retired from the US Census Bureau in 2007, Brian joined Straight Scoop for Vets/Forwardflagin 2013. He is a certified as a:
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Michael proudly served in the 24th Infantry of the U.S. Army from 1981-1984. Michael continues to serve veterans as a full-time peer specialist for the Veteran Justice Outreach department of the VA and also acting Mentor coordinator for the veteran court programs. He joined the Forward Flag family in 2016 acting as a role model for our veterans, co-facilitating the weekly meeting of SMART Recovery, assisting with outreach and after hours events and activities. Michael is a certified :
For his hard work and tireless dedication to those he serves, Michael earned the 2019 NM Behavioral Health Star Award.
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Matthew joined the Army in February 2010 and served until January 2018. He was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas as a 91MH8 (Bradley Fighting Vehicle Maintainer and Track Recovery Specialist). Matthew found himself without purpose nor direction when he arrived home; struggling with mental, physical and legal issues. In 2019 Matthew was guided to Forward Flag NM. He began to flourish and quickly became a productive member of the community. In January 2021, Matthew officially joined the Team as a Veteran Outreach Specialist. He strives to bring smiles to as many veterans as he possibly can and is dedicated to finding new ways to reach and engage with more veterans.
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Retired Sgt. Major Ted Skibyak has spent his life in service to our great nation. After serving as a Army medic from 1979-1982, the Sgt. Major joined the Army Reserves and finished his career serving in the NM National Guard, retiring in 2017. He has also worked as a Las Cruces paramedic for 7 years and a Paramedic Police officer in the Rio Rancho Dept. of Safety for over 20 years. Ted joined the Forward Flag family in 2016 after meeting Roger during an outreach event. The mission of Forward FLag struck a chord with Ted and he soon became a member of the team. Since that time hehas made a difference in the lives of numerous individuals. Ted specializes in outreach and law enforcement training but, truly is a jack of all trades, helping with every aspect of our organization's operations. Ted is certified as a:
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Deeno joined the U.S. Army in 1989 and served as a CPL until 1995, He proudly served during both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Deeno has been recovering from PTSD since 2001 related to his time in service to our country. He continues his serve others by aiding fellow veterans in native communities such as Puyallup Veterans Lodge, Veterans Lodges at American Lake, Walla Walla, Boise, and Albuquerque VA Medical Centers. Deeno also serves on the veterans panel at a week long annual camp offered by the Yakama Nation and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is certified as a:
Deeno joined the Forward Flag family to assist veterans and their families with benefits and services available through the State of New Mexico and the Department Veterans Affairs.
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