To all AW2 staff, Soldiers and Families,
I recently was provided the honor of becoming an advocate for the AW2 program. I consider it an honor because of what we do everyday for the brave men and women who have sacrificed and their Families who have sacrificed right along with them. This program, which is unlike any other, affords us the opportunity to give back in the form of a helping hand. I have just completed the third day of training for new advocates, and so far have been impressed with the program and its functionality.
As a disabled retiree who worked his way from injury to separation hitting bumps in the road at each step in the process, I welcome the chance to provide service to our Soldiers and Families, to aid them in their journey as they transition back to duty or back to their community. I have met many wonderful people within the organization, and can say with confidence that the Army Wounded Warrior Program is staffed with caring and passionate individuals who show genuine concern for the well-being of Soldiers and Family. Our commitment to the program and to those we support is of the highest importance. Without the dedicated personnel, the program would not be successful in caring for our severely wounded, ill and injured.
To the Soldiers and Families whom we support, know that we have your best interests at heart and wake up every morning with the desire to help you get where you deserve to be. To the AW2 staff that have brought the program to the level that it is currently at, thank you, and continue to make great strides in all areas that our operation encompasses. To the new advocates that I am currently training with, good luck to you all, and I can tell from our short time together that you will all do great things for our Soldiers and their Families.
Robert Lipp, AW2 Advocate