Sergeant Dakota Meyer, Marine Corps Veteran. Recipient of the Medal of Honor becomes the National Director of Veteran Relations for Breakthrough Chronic Care.
"I am proud to join the team at the Veteran Advancement Department. Dr. Mulvaney, the Medical Director, saved my life by finally eliminating my PTSD. His SGB treatment techniques are groundbreaking. I’m passionate about sharing my story with Veterans across America at ‘Vets Appreciation Events’ and on local and national media. Our ‘5 Advances’ for Veterans with all chronic Illnesses and PTSD will have a significant impact on millions of our deserving heroes. I am 100% committed to our mission and to making it happen."
National Director of the Veteran Advancement Department
Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the book, Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest. Humble and propelled by a respect for his fallen comrades, Meyer insists that he is not a hero and that any Marine would do the same thing.
The Award. During a ceremony on September 15, 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Meyer with the Medal of Honor. Obama called Meyer incredibly down-to-earth, noting that when he tried to tell him that he would be receiving the award, Meyer originally didn’t take the call because was working a new job in construction. Obama jokingly recounted that Meyer said, “If I don’t work, I don’t get paid.” The president called him back during his lunch break and thanked him for taking the call. The two later talked over beers the day before the award ceremony and, according to President Obama, “Dakota is the kind of guy who gets the job done.” Meyer was also inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon and honored with a parade.