JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Major General Charlie Fletcher, USA Retired, to the position of interim Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Maj. Gen. Fletcher is currently a logistics senior mentor to NATO and serves on WWP's Advisory Council. He brings more than 30 years of experience in military aviation, logistics, and operational assignments, in addition to significant senior-level management experience to WWP.
Maj. Gen. Fletcher will serve as the senior-most member of the leadership team based at WWP's headquarters in Jacksonville. He will oversee the organization's day-to-day operations and focus on enhancing WWP's governance structure, policies, controls and compliance functions. Maj. Gen. Fletcher will report directly to Anthony Odierno, Chairman of the WWP Board.
"As someone who has a great passion and respect for the honorable and important mission of Wounded Warrior Project and the people who deliver its services on a daily basis, I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the team here in Jacksonville," said Maj. Gen. Fletcher. "Our injured veterans continue to face countless challenges upon returning home from combat. I look forward to working alongside the WWP executive team to further our mission that makes a meaningful impact in the lives of our warriors, their caregivers and families. WWP has improved the lives of many families, and I will strive to advance these efforts by continuing to prioritize the needs of our injured veterans and their loved ones."
"Charlie's impressive background and experience in both the military and private sector makes him uniquely positioned to lead our organization during this transition," said Mr. Odierno. "I am confident in his ability to work alongside the Board and the leadership team to fulfill our mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors. I am certain that Charlie will have a meaningful impact on our Alumni, dedicated staff and life-saving programs and services. I look forward to working with Charlie to reestablish the trust of our Alumni, donors and supporters."
The WWP Board of Directors continues its search for a permanent CEO as part of its commitment to growing the organization's many impactful programs and services. The organization remains dedicated to ensuring that WWP continues its lifetime commitment to serving our nation's injured veterans.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
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