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Nate Anderson

Nate Anderson is the executive director at Concerned Veterans for America. He has been with CVA since 2013 and previously led CVA’s nationwide grassroots initiatives. Nate is a Warrant Officer and Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces. His deployments include Southwest Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Prior to joining CVA, Nate… Read more »

Russ Duerstine

Russ Duerstine is the deputy director of Concerned Veterans for America and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Russ is a Columbus, Ohio native who served in the Air Force from 1982-1988. He served as a mainframe computer maintenance specialist, reaching the rank of Staff Sargent. He was awarded an Air Force Commendation… Read more »

John Byrnes

John Byrnes is the director of education for Concerned Veterans for America and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Army National Guard. A New York native, John joined the Marine Corps in 1991 after high school. He served four years and deployed to Somalia in 1993. After leaving the Marine Corps, John… Read more »

Josh Stanwitz

Joshua Stanwitz is the national grassroots liaison for Concerned Veterans for America and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Army National Guard. Joshua joined the Marine Corps directly out of high school in 1998, following a family tradition of military service on both sides of his family. While in the Marine… Read more »

Dan Caldwell

Dan Caldwell is a senior advisor to Concerned Veterans for America, vice president for foreign policy at Stand Together, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Dan enlisted in 2005 as an infantryman. During basic training, Dan was selected for the Marine Corps’ Presidential Support Program, in which he served as a member… Read more »

Darin Selnick

Darin Selnick is a senior advisor to Concerned Veterans for America and served as Executive Director of its Fixing Veterans Health Care Bipartisan Taskforce. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. In 2018 and 2019, Selnick was a senior advisor to the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. His major responsibility… Read more »

Herb Ford

Herb Ford is general counsel for Concerned Veterans for America and a veteran of the United States Army. Herb received an active duty commission as a Second Lieutenant through the Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program after graduating from Arkansas Tech University but deferred his active duty to attend the University of Tulsa College of… Read more »