Operation Backbone Board
Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, retired in 2012 from the United States Army after more than 35 years of experience. His final active duty assignment was Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington D.C. where he worked with 29 different cabinet level agencies in the U.S. Government to achieve the goals of the President’s Counterterrorism strategy. Currently, he works with military and corporate groups to assist in improving organizational performance through leader development. Frank also serves as a member of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC) to the Secretary of Defense and is a Distinguished Faculty Member of the Joint Special Operations University.
Mike enlisted in the Navy and served during the Gulf War from 1991 to 1995, working in nuclear rigging. A US Navy veteran who suffered a non-military injury for which he sought care, Mike found himself snagged in a web of bureaucracy and red tape for requests that should have been simple. His injury was minor, but the experience was a window into the tremendous burden placed on service members and their families when they suffer more traumatic experiences. With that, Mike embarked on a journey to change the way medicine is delivered to wounded soldiers around the world.