Kevin J. Kennedy joined the Warriors4Wireless team in February, 2017 and was appointed as the W4W President and CEO later that year. Kevin is focused upon shaping W4W into a self-sustaining organization so it can continue its valuable service to veterans and the wireless industry. Toward this end, he has overseen the expansion and broadening of W4W course offerings to reflect industry needs while enhancing timely placement rates. He has simultaneously established a strong direct placement process to continue to grow the number of veterans assisted each year. Prior to his time at W4W Kevin served for six years at Textron Systems with 3 of the 6 years as the Vice President for International Business and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In these duties he worked with all Textron businesses to address the needs of key customers in the United States and overseas. Before joining Textron, Kevin served in the US Air Force for 32 years. He accumulated over 3,600 hours of operational flying including 145 hours of combat flight. He worked extensively in the wired/wireless world which the military calls Command and Control, Communications and Computers (C4). He worked overarching Air Force and Joint C4 requirements including the rapid growth of remotely-piloted aircraft. He was also responsible for Air Force operation center modernizations. From July 2007 to July 2008 Kevin served as the senior in-country AF officer and advisor to the Commander of U.S. (and NATO) forces in Afghanistan. Kevin retired as a Major General in 2010. Kevin has earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University; a Master’s degree in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College and completed a one year National Security Fellowship program at Harvard University.
Christina Randall is the Regional Lead and Coach for our Fairhaven location. She brings over 7 years of non profit experience to W4W. She has served as the Executive Board President for the Armed Services YMCA, sat on the Healthy Initiative Council for Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and volunteered as a Family Readiness Group Leader and key caller during her time as a military spouse. Passionate about non-profit work as well as serving our veterans, W4W is a natural fit for her. Christina is also the wife of our Lead Instructor for Fairhaven. She is uniquely suited for her role as coach due to the time she spent supporting her husband while he served in the military as well as in the Tower Industry. Christina graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success. She feels privileged to be a part of this organization and its mission to help our Veterans.
Mr. Joey Morrissette was among the first veterans to participate in the W4W program; he now is our lead instructor who also serves as an Instructor for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Joey served in the United States Army for over twenty-five years and retired as a Sergeant First Class from the 43rd Signal Battalion of Heidelberg, Germany in 2011. While stationed in Heidelberg, he served as the First Sergeant and Safety Officer of the Detachment. As a First Sergeant he responsibly ensured the health and well-being of 150 unit personnel. As a Safety Officer he enhanced the personnel safety awareness of all and reduced accidents by 15%. Mr. Morrissette has a passion for safety and occupational health instruction, which is demonstrated throughout his vast career. Before he joined TEEX, he spent the last four years as the Tower Installation Program Instructor at Aiken Technical College in Aiken, SC. Joey also served as the Operations Manager and Safety Officer for the Strategic Signal Company in Afghanistan. In this role he established a Bare Base Deployment and Contingency Safety Program which ensured life-saving connectivity for convoy operations. After retiring, Joey joined MasTec Network Solutions in Hanover, Maryland where he is the Safety Coordinator and Telecommunications lead. He also joined Graywolves Telecom as the Senior Foreman and training coordinator for the Metro-Atlanta area, where he was responsible for authoring job safety plans as well as the instruction of occupational safety and health policies and procedures. Joey enjoys giving back to the community and has volunteered as a football coach at the Youth Community Development Center on Fort Gordon, has organized numerous fund raisers for programs such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.
Laurie is a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Electronic Technology. She worked in the data and telecom industry for over 10 years with Dynatech Data Systems, MCI, and Alcatel. She then switched gears to be a stay-at-home mom. Laurie home schooled 3 children all the way through to college and from there, transitioned into teaching/tutoring mathematics. She was invited to join the W4W team in 2017. She considers it a privilege to be involved with an organization whose sole purpose is to connect our veterans with quality career opportunities.
Amber is a Sourcing Manager for W4W. Originally from Australia, Amber holds a degree in Special Education and Developmental Psychology from Macquarie University in Sydney. Amber has worked and volunteered in both the USA and Australia for a number of Non-Profit organizations. These organizations include The Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Starlight Foundation and Camp Quality. Amber greatly enjoys helping others and is proud to assist brave veterans in finding rewarding careers in the wireless industry. Amber believes strongly in the importance of physical fitness and family. In her free time she enjoys exercising with friends and family and spending quality time with her two daughters.
Eileen joined W4W two years ago to assist in sourcing veterans interested in beginning a career as a cell tower technician. Eileen is a graduate of James Madison University. Her prior work consisted of retail management for 6 years, followed by her time as a merchandise buyer for Woodward and Lothrop and Hechts department stores. Eileen also worked as an administrative assistant to the VP of sales for The North Face, in combination with management of the east coast sales office for The North Face. Eileen spends her free time with her husband and four children. She feels humbled and honored to be able to assist the brave men and women of the armed forces in finding their new careers at once they return home.
Leslie is a Sourcing Manager for W4W. She is originally from Newport News, VA but has been a North Carolina girl most of her life. She has recently retired as a service provider for UPS after nearly thirty years. She is a member of another non profit. A woman's motorcycle group called the Steele Angels whose mission is to contribute to the social, physical and mental well being of families in crisis in and around the area of Cumberland County, NC. Leslie considers it an honor to help and support transitioning veterans into exciting new careers within the ever growing wireless industry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the water with her family and friends.
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Neil joined the W4W team as the Webmaster in August 2018 to help communicate potential career paths to interested veterans. Neil enjoys managing websites as a hobby and helping those who have served our nation. He worked as a Department of Defense Civil Servant for 30 years and now as a Defense contractor for a military support agency.
Tara Dunne was one of the very first "volunteers" for W4W and has witnessed its growth from the inaugural class of veterans. Tara’s formal training is as a Nurse, and after receiving her Masters in Nursing from NYU, she worked for 10 years for Sloan Kettering Hospital in their Oncology/Critical Care Units. The second half of her career was spent in Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby units in Northern Virginia. Tara has also taught classes in Hypnosis and Natural Childbirth for Inova Hospital System. Now living with her husband (W4W founder) and her three girls in Leesburg, Virginia, she considers herself very blessed to work with the young men and women who have given so much for their country, and is honored to help bridge them into new careers in the wireless industry.
Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained communication industry professionals and qualified service men and women eager to utilize the skills they learned in the military. W4W finds promising candidates, coaches them on career paths and requirements, connects them with approved training providers, and helps place them with our over 150+ partner companies. We provide transitional support giving veterans the building blocks they need for an exciting and fulfilling career in this rapidly growing industry.