The MISSION of Irreverent Warriors is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide.
The VISION of Irreverent Warriors is to be the force that unites the Veteran community and drives a healthy culture within its members. Through creative engagements, events, and strong Veteran-based support networks, they are known as the catalyst for improving the Veteran outlook.
Over $180 Million
Over 300 Years
Back in 1998 when I went through Army Ranger School, I fell of the side of a mountain and injured my shoulder. Once I returned from my deployment to Iraq, I was encouraged to go to the VA. There was documentation of my shoulder injury and I thought it would be a quick and easy process. I ended up going to the VA and was denied service connection because they thought my injury was related to stress. That’s when I learned firsthand that Veterans don’t get proper treatment at the VA. At the time, I had represented a lot of Veterans, but I didn’t want to go to the VA myself. I didn’t think I had time to go to the VA. My father, a Vietnam Veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, reminded me that to be a leader you must lead by example. To lead by example, I needed to know what all other Veterans were going through with the VA. I got the correct disability rating for my injury, and I learned a lot about the process. I know what it means to go through the process, to file the forms, and to get a rating decision that doesn’t adequately account for your injuries.