The Travis Manion Foundation works to strengthen America’s national character, while growing and developing character through the greater community. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, TMF unites and strengthens communities. The organization believes that our nation needs role models that inspire and we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. Veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character. As the West Region Director, Derek is responsible for expanding the breadth and depth of TMF programing in TMF’s largest region.

In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:

  • Derek’s background and military experience
  • Entering the service and taking advantage of opportunities while in the military
  • The need and ability for veterans to reinvent themselves after the military
  • Veterans and higher education
  • The need for purpose and meaning after the military
  • Using higher education as a bridge between the military and the workforce
  • The mission of the Travis Manion Foundation
  • Purpose and Meaning through service

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

The Travis Manion Foundation

TMF Foundation on Facebook

TMF Foundation on Instagram

TMF Foundation on Twitter

TMF Foundation on LinkedIn

Derek’s LinkedIn profile





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Duane France

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.