Mary Beth Bruggeman

President at The Mission Continues

Mary Beth Bruggeman

Mary Beth Bruggeman

President at The Mission Continues


On August 1, 2019, Mary Beth Bruggeman succeeded Spencer Kympton as president of The Mission Continues. Read the press release here. Mary Beth Bruggeman was named the Vice President of Program Strategy at The Mission Continues in 2018. She joined the organization in 2015, as the Executive Director for the Southeast Region.

As the daughter of two Peace Corps volunteers, she was inspired to a life of public service at a young age. Mary Beth Bruggeman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in May of that same year, and was assigned a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) as a Combat Engineer Officer.

During her 8 years on active duty, Mary Beth was a Platoon Commander, Combat Executive Officer, and Company Commander with Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 in Miramar, CA. She deployed to Kuwait in 2003, and crossed the border into Iraq as part of the initial invasion force before redeploying safely home. Mary Beth then spent 4 years at the U.S. Naval Academy as a Company Officer and leadership instructor.

After leaving active duty in 2007, she worked for four years as the Marine Corps Account Manager at iRobot Corporation, bringing the needs of the Marine Corps to the engineers building life-saving counter-explosive robots.

In 2011, shortly after having her third child, Mary Beth left the workforce in support of her husband’s Marine Corps career. For several years, she raised a family while her husband commanded a unit of Marines and deployed to Afghanistan. During that time, she found professional fulfillment through volunteerism, serving as a coach for Girls on the Run and Girls on Track, a mentor and trainer for military spouse and family programs, and a family liaison for her husband’s active duty unit.

In 2012, Mary Beth started a business as a fitness and nutrition coach, helping hundreds of men and women improve their overall health and fitness while recruiting and mentoring more than 70 coaches.

In 2014, Mary Beth began her Master of Policy Management degree at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, graduating in 2016.

In 2018, Mary Beth was selected by the George W. Bush Institute as a scholar for the inaugural cohort of the Stand To Veteran Leadership Program, where she joined 32 other leaders focused on veteran outcomes for an intensive six-month leadership development program.

Mary Beth lives in Fairfax Station, VA, with her husband, Brian, her three kids Grace (12), Brady (10) and Bella (8), and their beloved golden retriever Tuckerman.

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As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.


Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

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The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions. It redeploys veterans in their communities, so that their shared legacy will be one of action and service. Through the Mission Continues, veterans serve their country in new ways by engaging in its innovative and action-oriented programs. The first, The Mission Continues’ Fellowship, harnesses veterans’ strengths, skills, and their compassion and empowers them to volunteer with non-profit organizations in their community on a daily basis. The second, The Mission Continues’ Service Platoons, brings teams of veterans who are working together with partners at the local level to build stronger communities and tackle pressing issues. It focus the innate spirit of service demonstrated by the men and women of the US military. It mobilizes wide-ranging support from volunteers, non-profit organizations and donors. And together it is able to solve some of the most challenging issues facing nations communities. Through this unique model that provides reciprocal benefit for the veteran and the local community, veterans volunteer to help others and, through their service, build new skills and networks that help them successfully transition home.

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