Two great friends of the Retreat - Laurie and Molly - decided to tackle a remarkable challenge: riding their motorcycles 10,000 miles in 100 days. They did so in honor of our nation's veterans, and all proceeds from the inspiring efforts benefit the Retreat. Fox News followed their journey and this story appeared on the October 27, 2015 Fox and Friends episode.
Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness welcomes two new members to their board of directors. The two new members bring with them a wealth of military experience that will be helpful in fulfilling the vision and mission of the retreat. Lieutenant Generals U.S. Army retired, John A. Dubia and Raymond Palumbo join the board that helps to guide the therapeutic retreat created for combat veterans, and especially those with combat-related stress, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and physical injuries.
“We are honored to have these two gentleman joining our board,” explains Ken Falke, chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat.
John A. Dubia is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General who attended Georgetown University, and then graduated from the United States Military Academy as a lieutenant in Field Artillery. He commanded three artillery battalions, and commanded a direct support artillery battalion in the 1st Armored Division in Germany. In addition, he has held key positions with troops and battalions, as well as serving as director of the Army staff. Upon retiring from the military in 1999, he joined the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA) International as Vice President for Operations, later becoming Executive Vice President. He also holds a master’s in business administration and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Rutgers University School of Business.
Ray Palumbo is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General who has spent the last thirty-four years leading and managing both special and conventional operations forces during peacetime and in combat. His last job for the military was as the Pentagon’s Director for Defense Intelligence. He has been instrumental in rapidly delivering critical aviation platforms, sensors, communication systems, and information processing capabilities to US and Coalition fighters in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere around the globe. Today he is the founder of Venturi Solutions, LLC, which provides solutions in global defense, security, aviation, intelligence, and energy sectors. He has a bachelor’s degree from West Point, a master’s in science from Central Michigan University, and a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. War College.
Both officers joining the board are highly decorated and have prestigious military awards.
“Our mission is to help combat veterans and their families heal so they can live the great lives they deserve – full of passion, purpose and pride – here at home,” added Falke. “Having board members on our team that have spent their entire careers in the military and fully understand our mission is very important to our continued success.”
As the nation's first privately-funded facility dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their family, we have the privilege of interacting with this special community every single day. That interaction has enabled us to gain a more complete and comprehensive understanding of the value of our nation's combat veterans - a story that is seldom told. We sought to share that perspective with a broader audience over the Independence Day Weekend, and you can read the full op-ed from the Richmond Times-Dispatch here.
Sotera President and CEO, Deb Alderson, Joins Board of Directors for Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness
HERNDON, Va., February 2, 2015 – Sotera Defense Solutions, a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer, Deb Alderson, has been named to the Board of Directors for Boulder Crest Retreat.
November 5, 2015 (Bluemont, Va.) Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, (www.bouldercrestretreat.org), a rural retreat for wounded warriors and their families, names recently retired U.S. Army Ranger and Medal of Honor Recipient, Leroy Petry, to its Honorary Advisory Board. Petry’s personal experience, insight and dedication to supporting veterans will complement the work and mission of the retreat that provides combat stress recovery programs and recreational activities for wounded military and their families, all free of charge.
Defense Mobile Foundation, the charitable arm of Defense Mobile Corporation, has partnered with and made an initial contribution to the Boulder Crest Retreat in support of wounded military personnel in need.
July 24, 2014 - Bluemont, Va. The Home Depot® Foundation has donated $81,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation’s first permanent and private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families. This gift will support the construction of a horse barn, horse run-in shelter and walled garden projects at the new 37-acre retreat.
June 23, 2014 - Bluemont, Va. The Annenberg Foundation has donated $1,100,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation’s first permanent and private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families. This gift is the second major contribution from the Annenberg Foundation and will support the construction and programming of the Wallis Annenberg Heroes Garden at the new 37-acre retreat.
Altria Group has donated $100,000 to Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation’s first permanent and private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families. This gift is the second $100,000 contribution from Altria and will support family stays and recreational and therapeutic activities at the new 37-acre retreat that are provided at no cost to guests.