MissionLICENSE's Libby Jamison Selected for 2019 Class of George W. Bush's Institute Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program
On June 10, 2019, The George W. Bush Institute announced that Libby Jamison has been selected as one of the 43 scholars chosen for its 2019 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at individuals serving our nation’s veterans who are motivated to broaden their skillsets, knowledge, and influence across the country.
Participants were selected after a rigorous application and review process. They join a growing network of 33 scholars from the 2018 inaugural class who are rising leaders- both veterans and non-veterans from a wide range of sectors who are working to improve post-9/11 veteran outcomes. They hold a variety of roles including business and community leaders, members of veteran-serving non-profits, as well as leaders in government, academia, and active military service members.
The class gathered for an opening session at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas in June, where they heard from President George W. Bush, General Peter Pace, former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, and former US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, among others.
Throughout the 5 month program, participants will meet with a variety of nationally known and distinguished professionals, educators, and experts in post 9/11 veteran transition issues and leadership development. They will attend sessions in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The program will conclude with a final session and closing ceremony at the Bush Center in October.
The program is part of the Bush Institute’s commitment to developing and supporting effective leaders. It builds on the Bush Institute’s extensive body of work on veteran transition issues, and each participant joins the program with a personal leadership project, which allows them to implement what they learn in the program in service improving veteran outcomes across the United States.