Adam Silva

Chief Programs Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

Adam Silva

Adam Silva

Chief Programs Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Program Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Interim Chief Operating Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at VIVUS, Inc.

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Former Senior Enlisted Advisor, Commander of International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan at United States Army

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Physical Health & Wellness Executive Vice President at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Founder at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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General Counsel Executive Vice President at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Program Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Warrior Relations Executive Vice President at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Program Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Their vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in their nation's history. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. WWP programs are uniquely structured to engage warriors, nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment among injured service members and their caregivers. Their programs are designed to meet warriors at any stage of their recovery as they work toward finding their new normal.

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BS
Class of 1993

West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

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Chief Programs Officer
Current

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Their vision is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of injured service members in their nation's history. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life. WWP programs are uniquely structured to engage warriors, nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment among injured service members and their caregivers. Their programs are designed to meet warriors at any stage of their recovery as they work toward finding their new normal.

Director of Sales, North America
Prior

Buffet Crampon SASU manufactures and markets band and orchestral instruments and accessories. The firm also manufactures clarinets, harmony clarinets, saxophones, oboes and bassoons. The company was founded in 1836 and is headquartered in Mantes-la-Ville, France.

Field Artillery Officer
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

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Member, Board of Directors
2011 - Prior

US LACROSSE IS THE NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY OF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S LACROSSE, AND THE HOME OF THE NATION'S FASTEST GROWING SPORT. US LACROSSE HAS NEARLY 446,000 MEMBERS IN 68 REGIONAL CHAPTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. US LACROSSE PROVIDES NATIONAL LEADERSHIP, STRUCTURE AND RESOURCES TO FUEL LACROSSE'S GROWTH AND ENRICH THE EXPERIENCE OF PARTICIPANTS, AND COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE SPORT.

Director
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One Loves mission is to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and empowering them to be leaders driving change in their communities.

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