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.”