LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Marine Corps Colonel Scott Campbell, the Commanding Officer of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia, has been elected to the national governing board of directors for American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization whose programs touch more lives than any other in its field.
American Humane Association is now celebrating 100 years of working with the U.S. military, and in his new role on the board, Colonel Campbell will use his decades of experience in protecting his country to help protect the nation's children and animals, as well as current and retired members of the Armed Forces. He will work closely with American Humane Association's new Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs, which administers a wide array of programs and initiatives assisting America's active-duty military, veterans, military families, and military animals.
Colonel Scott Campbell assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment in February 2015. He previously served as the Chief of Staff, Education Command. Colonel Campbell has served as an infantry officer at all levels. He has been assigned to 3rd Light Armored Vehicle Battalion, 29 Palms; Marine Corps Security Force Company, Bermuda; Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Norfolk VA where he deployed in support of Operation Restore Hope; I&I 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, Anchorage, Alaska; 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp LeJeune; and 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, Camp LeJeune. He was also assigned to the Technical Assistance Field Team in Saudi Arabia as the Schools and Naval Special Forces advisor and the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer with the U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
Colonel Campbell has commanded the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company; Maritime Special Purpose Forces, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit; 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company Camp LeJeune NC; and the 15th MEU, Colonel Campbell has served as a Marine Liaison Officer in support Operation Enduring Freedom at Fort Belvoir. His joint assignments include service as the commander of Joint Task Force, Train and Equip Program, Republic of Georgia U.S. Africa Command.
He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School and Naval War College. He holds a Master's Degree in International and Strategic Studies. He has served as the senior Marine Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. A native of Texas, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Course and was commissioned in 1987.
Colonel Campbell was the distinguished guest of honor at the official launch event on February 2 of the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs in Palm Beach, Florida. The center's programs include:
K-9 Battle Buddies™: Helping military K-9 teams on and off the battlefield by facilitating reunions of military dogs and handlers, sending vitally needed care packages to active duty military dog teams, and providing veterinary care for retired war dogs.
Wags4Patriots™: Helping returning veterans cope with the hidden wounds of war by providing them with service dogs and conducting groundbreaking research on the important role these service dogs play.
Operation Purple: Helping America's littlest heroes and their families by sending registered therapy dog teams to the National Military Family Association's camps for kids with one or more deployed parents and retreats for families with recently returned parents. In 2015 alone, American Humane Association supplied more than 100 teams to 21 camps, providing healing to nearly 2,000 children and memories that will last a lifetime.
Red Star® for Warriors: This program redeploys our nation's veterans to protect and serve on the home front in times of crisis as part of American Humane Association's renowned Red Star mobilizations following hurricanes, tornadoes, and even terror attacks and major animal cruelty cases.
"I am honored to accept this position on American Humane Association's board of directors," said
Colonel Campbell. "I am especially proud to join the board during the organization's milestone 100th year of working with the U.S. military. The work of the new Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs will mean the dawn of a new century of compassion for the men, women, and animals of the Armed Forces."
"American Humane Association is grateful to have such a distinguished military officer and American hero join our board of directors," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association's president and CEO. "We thank Colonel Campbell for his long service to our country and for lending his wealth of leadership experience in the Marines to help guide and expand our military programs."
About American Humane Association American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization, and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. With an unparalleled reach and scope, the organization positively touches more than 42,000 lives each minute through effective, life-affirming, life-saving services and public outreach – more than any other organization in its field. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today it is leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.