ANNUAL BOARD MEETING - OCTOBER 21 @ 6 P.M.
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Fishing Solutions for Disabled Veterans
Serving Those Who Have Served
Providing opportunities for active duty military and veterans to experience a different fight through fishing
We are Looking for Sponsors and Supporters
We need sponsors and donors for 2022. 100% of your donation goes to supporting our veterans. Email us or use our store to purchase a sponsorship. Donations can be made via PayPal directly to C4aCVeterans@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!
Donate Your Old Boat
We need your old boat! If you have a boat you no longer use that can be brought back to life, let us know. We are looking for boat donations. Anything from Jon Boats for fresh water creeks to a working trawler. Contact us for details and help us put our disabled veterans to work!
Executive Director (CEO)
Casting for a Cause Disabled Veterans Foundation is the result of Kevin's passion for our military members, past and present. Kevin started his military career in the United States Air Force where the military provided a firm foundation that would push him towards an aviation career in civilian life. Kevin later joined the Georgia Army National Guard where he chose to serve as a Forward Observer (13F), and later changed his military occupation to Army Infantry (11B). He has served with the 1/118th Field Artillary, Co. H, 121st Infantry (LRRS), 48th Infantry Brigade, later transferring to the South Carolina Army National Guard serving in C co. 4/118th Infantry. Degenerative disk disease brought his military career to a close at the age of 48. Kevin now works full-time with Gulfstream Aerospace as a Writer and Technical Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and almost always has a spot for someone to join him on the boat. Kevin's dreams have gained the support of his wife Vicki Edwards, who assists the organization as the Executive Assistant. Kevin and Vicki have been married 14 years and have 4 grown children. They have one grandchild and another on the way. Kevin's dedication to God, his country and his military family is the driving force behind the passion he exhibits.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Col. Michael Price (U.S. Army Retired)
Col. Michael J. Price retired in 2019 after a 30 year career. He was last assigned as the Senior Army Advisor to the Michigan Army National Guard on July 24, 2017. Performing these duties, COL Price advised the Michigan Adjutant General and his subordinate major commands on all things training, readiness, and employment for the Michigan Army National Guard.
Col. Price was commissioned into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1989. In 1993, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In 1998, he was awarded a Master of Engineering degree in construction management from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
His previous assignments include: platoon leader and
executive officer, Company C, and adjutant, 54th Engineer Battalion (Combat), Wildflecken, Germany; assistant operations officer and maintenance officer, 326th Engineer Battalion, and company commander, 887th Engineer Company (Light Equipment), at Fort Campbell, Ky.; project engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District in Kansas City, Mo.; division plans officer, 10th Mountain Division, executive officer, 41st Engineer Battalion, and commander, Division Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; joint engineer staff officer and special assistant to the commander, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Commander, St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Commander Transatlantic Afghanistan District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Deputy Direct of Training, Headquarters Department of the Army, DCG 3/5/7, the Pentagon; and the Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Work, The Pentagon
Price’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Fort Belvoir, Va. Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
His awards and decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Southwest Asia Service Medal. He has also earned the Bronze Order of the De Fleury, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Sapper Tab.
His operational deployments include Operation DESERT STORM, Iraq, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan, and Operation Freedom Sentinel, Afghanistan.
Mike is married to Teresa Bordui, both 1985 graduates of DeWitt High school. Mike is currently the Senior Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Executive Vice President
Major Jay Yancey is a former U.S. Army Ranger serving from 1997 to 2009. Jay was assigned to the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade at Fort Wainwright, Alaska before it's inactivation. He was later assigned to the 2/75th Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington. Jay eventually was assigned to 3rd ID Headquarters division staff, 1-3 ID Brigade staff and then served as the Company Commander for Bravo Company of the 2-7 Infantry at Fort Stewart. served two tours in Iraq followed by another tour as a security contractor. After injuries sustained in Iraq, Jay returned to the Coastal Empire and opened a restaurant that not only serves great food, but also honors our military. Jay and his wife pay tribute to our veterans and active duty service members through badges displayed on the patriot side of restaurant's bar. Patrons are encouraged to add any genuine badges or interesting artifacts of their own, to honor their service or that of their hero's service as well. He recognizes that all veterans have sacrificed a part of themselves through their service, which should never be taken for granted.
Vicki is a prior service military spouse that has worked as an administrative assistant for more than 30 years. Hailing from North Augusta South Carolina, she moved away from her home to join her husband Kevin near Savannah Georgia. Her former employment includes nuclear facility admin, Real Estate admin and church secretary. Vicki enjoys fishing, crafting and raising ducks. Although she has never served in the military, she enjoyed the life of being a military wife. She has a passion for our service members and will use her expert organizational skills to help keep our efforts straight.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Garnett Singleton received his high school education from a town with a large Air Force presence. His uncle and a few cousins were in the Air Force and his mother was a civilian employee at Robins AFB, Ga. This family influence prompted Garnett to enlist in the United States Air Force Reserves. He started his career with the 622nd CLSS at Robins AFB, GA as an Avionics Systems Technician working communication and navigations systems aboard the F-15 aircraft. Due to unit downsizing, his skill set changed to Electro-Environmental Systems Technician which was worked aboard the C-130 aircraft. While at Robins AFB, GA, Garnett held collateral duties as Unit Safety NCO and had the honor of serving as President of Top Three Club before the unit was disbanded, leading to his relocation to Charleston AFB, SC until his retirement in August 2008. As a member of the 315 MXS at Charleston AFB, SC, SMSgt Singleton served as Electro-Environmental Systems Shop Superintendent and held a collateral duty as unit career advisor.
The experience and education that came along with his military career change allowed Garnett to obtain associate degrees in Avionics Systems Technology and Aircraft Maintenance Technology. This education and hands-on experience provided a path to a new career with an industry leading aircraft manufacturer. With his current company, Garnett started as an avionics technician working on the large cabin production aircraft. This experience furthered his experience, allowing him to progress to working in-service aircraft and later to the training department as an aircraft maintenance instructor. During his time as an instructor, Garnett obtained his Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant license. His experience and knowledge of aircraft systems led to his current position as a Technical Specialist providing assistance to operators with their aircraft maintenance concerns.
Garnett is the father of three young adults and the grandfather of two lovely granddaughters. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and getting wind therapy with his motorcycle.
Associate Director for PTSD and Suicide Prevention Awareness
Col. William J. (Bill) Carty Jr. (U.S. Army Special Forces - Retired)
Colonel Carty’s assignment highlights include commanding a Special Forces Company based in Tikrit, Iraq and a Special Operations Task Force overseeing operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan. As a Colonel, he commanded a Special Operations Command (Forward) in the Middle East, training partner nation forces. In his final assignment, Colonel Carty served as the Deputy Commandant of the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. There, he oversaw the training of the US Army’s largest branch, from initial entry training of new soldiers to leaders at the senior level of the organization, as well as all special skills training such as Airborne, Ranger, Sniper and reconnaissance training. During this period, Colonel Carty was actively involved in overseeing the integration of women for the first time ever into the Infantry Branch at the new soldier and junior leader level, as well as the opening of Ranger School and other Infantry training to women. Highlights of Colonel Carty’s military training include: The Infantry Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, Air Assault School, Airborne and Jumpmaster School, Ranger School, The Special Forces Qualification Course, NATO Winter Warfare Course, British Jungle Warfare Instructor Course, and the Naval Command and General Staff Course.
Bill’s civilian education includes a Master of Science in International Management from Troy
University, Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Security Studies Fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Bill is currently Managing Member of WJC Consulting, LLC. He speaks regularly on the topics of leadership, counterinsurgency, and terrorism. He also speaks French and Thai.
Colonel Carty’s military awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, The Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Support and Expeditionary Medals and, the NATO Medal. He has earned the Combat and Expert Infantryman Badges, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, the Army Staff Badge, as well as Royal Thai Airborne Wings, and the Canadian Parachutist’s Badge. Colonel Carty also holds the Valorous Unit Award, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Army Superior Unit Award. He is a member of the Special Forces Association, the Special Operations Association, and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society as well as the Academy of Management and the Political Science Association.
Colonel Carty has been married to this wife, Cheryl since 1997. They have a daughter and a son. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, fan of Boston professional sports teams, and SEC football. Retired Army Colonel Bill Carty is a full-time faculty member at Middle Georgia State University’s School of Business where he teaches in the Management Department. He is in the process of completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Florida. Bill previously served as a Colonel in the US Army where he held leadership positions at every rank as an officer in the Army from lieutenant to colonel including: Infantry Rifle and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Special Forces Team Leader, Special Forces Company Commander and Battalion Commander, and a Special Operations Command (Forward) in the Middle East. He further served as the Chief of Staff of the Combined-Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan, and as the Chief of the US Army Staff’s Special Operations Division in the Pentagon.
Associate Director of Marketing and Support
SFC Jared Russell
Army Sergeant First Class Jared Russell hails from Redford Township, Michigan, a suburb or Detroit. Enlisting as a 76Y Unit Supply Specialist in the United States Army Reserve while a Junior in high school, he attended basic combat training at Fort Jackson, SC in the summer of 1990. Upon graduation from high school, he transferred to active duty as a 13F Fire Support Specialist. Jared completed Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1991 with a follow-on assignment to HHB 4/3 FA, 2AD (Fwd) in Garlstedt, Germany. After his caserne in Germany deactivated, he transferred to HHB 1/41 FA, Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as a dismounted forward observer in support of 2/7 Infantry. From 1993-94 Jared was one of five Soldiers in the battery to deploy with Taskforce 1/64 AR in direct support of D Co. 3/15 Infantry in Mogadishu, Somalia. Upon return this assignment, he reclassified and completed training as a Aircraft Pneudraulic Repairer (68H) with training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas where he was reassigned to H Co. 159th Avn and 8th Bn 101st Avn, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was later assigned to 2/2 Aviation, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Stanley, Korea. After completion of his tour in Korea, Jared relocated to Fort Carson, Colorado where he was assigned to K Co. 158th Avn, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment with duty at Camp Comanche, Bosnia. Jared later served as a recruiter and station commander in Kentucky and Michigan. In 2006, a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) would relocate him to Fort Hood where he would deploy to Taji, Baghdad Int’l Airport (BIAP), and FOB Delta, Iraq. Upon return from Iraq he transferred to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California and served as an aviation maintenance and Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) trainer. Jared later returned to Fort Hood in preparation for a battalion move (w/ personnel and aircraft) to Fort Lewis, Washington where the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), the 1/229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) became the first AH-64E battalion in the Army and the first Apache unit in the Pacific Northwest. They soon deployed this new asset to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of retrograde operations. Upon his return to Ft Lewis, Jared assumed responsibility of A Co. 1/229th ARB and served as First Sergeant during his last 18 months in service. SFC Russell retired from active duty on 1 October, 2016 and now lives in Pooler, GA with his wife Robin and daughter, Taylor. He has since renewed his childhood passion for fishing (fresh water) and is enjoying learning new fishing skills in world of salt water fishing. He and Robin are now real estate agents serving the greater Savannah, Fort Stewart/HAAF areas and love interacting with their second family… the military.
Associate Director of Tournaments and Events
Full Service Fishing
We provide full service inshore fishing opportunities to support disabled veterans. Prior military that provide us with your Veterans Administration proof of eligibility will receive a discount based on the percentage you receive.
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