Date(s) - August 18, 2021
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Devon Tower, 50th Floor
$55 for nonmembers
$40 for members
No monetary investment for virtual luncheons
Erica Walker, Executive Director of the Warriors For Freedom Foundation, will be our speaker in August. Erica will be sharing the story of how the Warriors For Freedom Foundation was started, built, and is being transformed.
About Erica Walker
Originally from Keene, New Hampshire, Erica joined the United States Army in January of 1999. Her initial entry Military Occupational Specialty was 14T (Patriot Missile Crewmember). Later Erica would leave active duty service and join the US Army Reserves serving as a 42A (Human Resource Specialist). Erica served in Operation Enduring Freedom and traveled all over the world taking care of Soldiers in Southwest Asia, Egypt (Sinai), Germany and in the Continental United States. Erica is a previous member of Echo Battery 5/7 ADA, 220th Transportation Company, 1st Theatre Sustainment Command (AC/RC) and the 143d ESC. Erica ended her time in service as an E5 (Sergeant) in the United States Army in 2009 and was discharged Honorably after 10 years of service.
Erica went on to serve as the Executive Assistant and later as the Chief Staff Operations Officer of the Family, Morale and Recreation Directorate for the IMCOM at Fort Bragg, NC. During her time in civilian service, she was awarded the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Superior Service, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and the Order of Molly Pitcher. Erica is a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary.
She has held various leadership positions throughout her career and is passionate about Veterans charities and care networks. She has worked with celebrities, CEOs, global corporations, CVBs, Sports Authorities, Military Installations and Institutions to bring awareness to the needs of veterans. From Iceland to Hawaii she prides herself in empowering veterans in physical and emotional health and self efficacy.
Erica is married and has two children ages 20 and 15. Her oldest son is a member of the US Army and serves at Fort Bliss, TX as an 11B (Infantryman). Her husband is also an Army Combat Veteran. Her daughter is headed into her junior year of high school and is a varsity cheerleader. Erica recently took up golf and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She loves cooking gourmet meals for her family and has four dogs that she has adopted.
About Warriors For Freedom
Warriors for Freedom Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing purpose and comradery to veterans and active-duty servicemembers.
Warriors for Freedom Foundation helps servicemembers, veterans, and their families reconnect with their community and provide peer-to-peer support and comradery.
They do that by hosting exciting and empowering events that connect the servicemember with the community at no cost to the servicemember. In doing this, we are reducing the risk of divorce, substance abuse, suicide, and exclusion. Our mission is to provide a platform for these heroes to find the resources they need to be successful in life following their service.