Guests-Dan Verda/Panhandle Warrior Partnership
Dan Verda is the Executive Director of the Panhandle Warrior Partnership. He is responsible for ensuring that PWP has the capacity to accomplish its mission and program goals, as well as build community awareness for the challenges faced by the local Veteran population.
A 25-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and naval aviator, Dan has flown multiple types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft and has served in numerous leadership and command positions, to include command of a primary training squadron right here in the Panhandle’s own NAS Whiting Field. He is an Iraq War Veteran and has also served in contingency operations in such places as Bosnia, Albania, Central Africa, Pakistan, East Timor, throughout the Middle East, and Haiti.
Dan retired as a Colonel in 2015 and decided to make Northwest Florida his home because it is a veteran-friendly place with hospitable people and a family-friendly attitude. Dan enjoys working with the local community and service organizations to create awareness, build support, and successfully provide much needed services for our veterans.
PANHANDLE WARRIOR PARTNERSHIP HAS A SIMPLE GOAL:
Our mission is to empower warriors of Northwest Florida through a holistic program of community collaboration designed to connect warriors and their families to the local community through benefits, services, education, jobs, and housing.