Michael Linnington

Chief Executive Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

Michael Linnington

Michael Linnington

Chief Executive Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

Biography

Michael Linnington serves as chief executive officer (CEO) of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). He brings 35 years of military experience and leadership to the organization.

In this position, Michael oversees day-to-day operations and works with the executive team to set and implement the organization’s strategic vision. He is responsible for ensuring WWP’s free, direct programs and services continue to have the greatest possible impact on the warriors, caregivers, and families we serve.

“When our wounded veterans return home from combat, they rely on WWP and the organization’s dedicated team to provide necessary physical and mental health services, as well as economic empowerment and engagement programs,” says Michael. “Being part of an organization committed to this important mission is a sacred duty and solemn responsibility.”

Prior to joining WWP, Michael was the first permanent Director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), following his retirement as a Lieutenant General from the U.S. Army. He served as the Military Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) from 2013 to 2015 and as Commanding General, Military District of Washington and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region from 2011 to 2013.

Michael also held general officer positions of responsibility as Deputy Commanding General, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commandant of Cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; and in Kabul, Afghanistan.

His military career included duties in key command and staff positions worldwide. He served on the Army Staff, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Staff. His combat experience includes command of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

Michael graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1980. He is married with two children.

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Interim Chief Operating Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Professor of the Practice, Markets, Public Policy & Law at Boston University - Questrom School of Business

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Managing Director, Government & Public Services at Deloitte LLP

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Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management & Comptroller at U.S. Department of Defense

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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 Development Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Programs Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2016 - 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-Defense POW & Mia Accounting Agency
? - 2016

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

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