Greg Platt

Greg is a retired US Army Field Artillery Officer. He served nearly 37 military years, including Active Federal Service, and approx.12 years as a traditional Kansas National Guardsman. Greg served during his career as an enlisted Infantryman, Tactical Nuclear Weapons Technician, and Cavalry Scout Drill Sergeant. He received his commission through the KS Nat Gd Officer Candidate School in 1991 and subsequently served as an. Artillery and Nuclear/Biological/Chemical officer in both Reserve/NG and Active Duty capacities. He was the honor graduate for his Tactical Nuclear Weapons Course, his Drill Sergeant School, both honor and distinguished graduate of his OCS class, as well as being honor graduate of Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Greg does extensive work with veterans and the VA and served as President of the Veteran Mental Health Advocacy Council to the VA from November 2017 until October 2018. He continues to serve in an advisory capacity with the VA’s National Longbeach Telemental Health program. He is part of the Flint Hills Area Veterans, a volunteer group of veterans seeking to assist active service-members and new veterans with their civilian transition. He has operational deployments to Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Afghanistan. ​ He has undergraduate degrees in Education and Management, as well as extensive graduate work in Military Arts and Sciences, and Middle Eastern Strategic Studies. Greg feels a natural calling to assist veterans at every level, and to give back as much effort to the veteran community as he is able. He became involved in SAVE during 2015, when a longtime friend, SAVE President Gary LaGrange, introduced him to the program. ​ He spent 5 years as a “Big,” with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and considers that to be one of the most rewarding endeavors he has undertaken. He and his wife Brett breed and raise Black Russian Terriers in their retirement.

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