Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch today met with Jeff Bacon, president, and Captain Todd Monroe, USN-Ret., executive director, of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation in Risch’s Washington, D.C. office. Bacon and Monroe provided the senator with an update on the foundation’s inspiring work serving the community of severely wounded veterans in Boise.
“I continue to be impressed and encouraged by what I hear about the foundation’s work,” said Risch. “Jeff and Todd and their team of professionals have created an exceptional and comprehensive transition program for our men and women who were injured while serving and help them excel in civilian life. They perform a service for our veterans which is greatly needed and is much appreciated by all Idahoans.”
The mission statement of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation is to enable severely wounded or injured veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders. Currently, the foundation serves 23 student veterans with a 100 percent retention rate.
Senator Risch has been an enthusiastic supporter of the program since its inception.