Paul A. Dillon is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 42 years of experience in the professional services industry. He is the president and CEO of Dillon Consulting Services LLC, a U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, based in Durham, NC and Chicago, IL, which provides services to veterans who want to start their own businesses. Paul is the creator of the concept for a veteran startup incubator in Chicago, called Bunker Labs, as well as the creator of the concept for a veteran entrepreneur support organization in North Carolina, called VetStart, which was recently rebranded as Bunker RDU.

Paul represents the nation’s veteran community on the Kennedy Forum on Mental Health, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Kennedy Forum Illinois.

His articles and quotes on veterans’ issues have appeared in Forbes, Crain’s Chicago Business, the National Federation of Independent Businesses newsletter,, We Are The Mighty and USAA Magazine. He is a sought after commentator on national veteran matters on numerous radio programs and podcasts.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Paul’s background and experience
  • Transitioning from Vietnam to the U.S.
  • The beginnings of PTSD as a diagnosis
  • Paul’s involvement in veteran mental health
  • The Kennedy Forum
  • Stigma against seeking help
  • Combining physical and mental health
  • Mental Health Parity Act

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

The Kennedy Forum

Paul’s Interview on the Success Vets Podcast with Byron Chen

Mental Health Parity Web Site

Kennedy Forum interview with Michael Phelps:

Paul’s email address:

Paul’s LinkedIn profile





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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.