A Shining Example of Commitment to Service: Jarrad Turner with The Warrior Alliance
This episode of Veteran Voices features Jarrad Turner. Mr. Turner served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army for eight years as a 68W Health Care Specialist, 3rd Infantry Division. Mr. Turner deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was wounded during an attack. In 2010, he was medically separated from the military and was later admitted to the Shepherd Center Share Military Initiative for treatment for medical issues related to his injuries. Mr. Turner has dedicated his post-military service to improving the quality and access to resources for his fellow veterans. Since 2012, he has worked in various veteran service roles for the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC), the Atlanta VA Regional Office (VARO), and as Senior National Service Officer (SNSO) for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). In 2017, he secured more than $2.2 million dollars in service connected benefits for WWP alumni in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Mr. Turner graduated from Alabama State University with a Business Management degree in 1997. During this time, he played football and participated in the gospel choir, and worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Mr. Turner resides in the Atlanta area with his three children. He enjoys coaching lacrosse, athletic endurance competitions, and participating in volunteer roles with numerous Atlanta area Veteran Services Organizations.