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COALITION

 All of our staff and Board of Directors at SOM+C are volunteers.  Everyone at SOM+C is somehow connected to the Special Operations Medic Community and is highly vested in supporting taking the SOF Medic from battlefield provider to veteran professional.  

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Executive Staff

CEO/FOUNDER

The founder of SOM+C is an active duty special operations medic.  He saw a need to improve prehospital medicine and support for his fellow medics and operators.

DIRECTOR

Katie Perez

Katie is an experienced Nonprofit professional. She has worked as executive staff for nonprofits since 2015. Prior to that she studied Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University where she graduated with her Master's of Science in Nonprofit Management. She honorably served just under 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman before embarking on her career in the Nonprofit sector. 

TREASURER

Jacque Norman

Jacque has spent many years fundraising and raising awareness for various military nonprofits. After originally pursuing a degree in nursing, she switched her path and received her degree from the University of North Carolina- Wilmington in Business Administration and Accounting. She has been married for ten years and has two boys that keep her busy. 

Board of Directors

Roy Archer

Gunnery Sergeant Roy Archer IV has served 19+ Years in the US Marine Corps, with conventional forces and MARSOC.  Throughout his career he has deployed numerous times, in support of OIF, OEF, and OIR.  Currently serves at Camp Lejeune.

Doctor David Van Wyck

Major Van Wyck was commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004. He has served in numerous roles such as Battalion Surgeon and Chief of Neurology. He graduated with his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and has completed a Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Duke University. Major Van Wyck currently serves at Fort Bragg. 

Anthony Bunkely

After eight and a half years as a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman, Anthony separated from the Navy to pursue his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. Set to graduate in the Spring of 2020, Anthony is seeking to move into an impactful career in Corporate America.

Anthony maintains involvement in various initiatives that actively assist Special Operations Veterans with medicine backgrounds make seamless transitions from active duty to civilian life.

Staff Volunteers

INTERNATIONAL

Mike Turconi

Mike Turconi, originally from Italy, served as a NATO Special Operations Combat Medic deploying multiple times. He is involved in many international initiatives aimed to enhance the SOF medical community. Mike currently lives in Newfoundland with his wife, working on his degree in

Paramedic studies through University College Cork, Ireland.

RESEARCH

Ricky

Rick is currently on Active duty and is dedicated to the advancement of the SOF medical community by engaging in, and conducting evidenced based medical research. 

education

Jon Johnson

SFC Jonathan Johnson is a Special Forces Medical Sergeant with over 15 years of service as a Senior Medic on an ODA. During his career he has served on five of the seven continents. He has conducted eight combat deployments, served as an adviser to Policy Level Officials, held three inter-agency liaison positions, and participated in dozens of multi-national Special Operations training events. SFC Johnson recently helped design and implement the Special Forces Medical Sergeant Skills Sustainment Course at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center for which he is currently the Chief Instructor.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Amilcar Rodriguez

Amilcar Rodriguez is a former, recently retired, SOF Medic with 20 years of service in the United States Navy.  He proudly served in Marine Reconnaissance, Marine Corps Special Operations and Naval Special Warfare units as well as serving as an Instructor at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center.  Amilcar is a graduate of The George Washington University as well as National Registry Paramedic, Tactical Paramedic-Certified and Flight Paramedic-Certified.  Amilcar currently lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife and three children.

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