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Veterans Serving Veterans

Providing a recreational outlet for veterans through fishing

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Membership Has its Privileges

Only members have access to our free services

  • Free Inshore Fishing Excursions with a Licensed Guide

  • Victories for Veterans Tournament Entry

  • Discounted Corporate Tournament Entries

  • Vendor Discounts

  • Weekend Getaways with Other Veterans

  • Discounted Raffle Entries

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Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

President / Founder

SGT R. Kevin Edwards
U.S. Army 

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 Artillery, Co. H, 121st Infantry (LRRS), 48th Infantry Brigade, later transferring to the South Carolina Army National Guard serving as a Team Leader 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 the Customer Support Technical Manager for the G500 and G600 fleet.  In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and providing opportunities for other veterans to join him on his adventures.  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 15 years and have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  Kevin is committed to fulfilling the mission of the organization backed by Christian principles, integrity and a strong sense of family for our current and former service members.  He is a disabled veteran sincerely motivated to preserve life through the prevention of depression and veteran suicide among his peers.  

Executive Vice President


Major Jay Yancey

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.

General Counsel


George Major
Attorney at Law

George Major is a partner at the Savannah, Georgia law firm Oliver Maner LLP. He maintains a litigation practice with a focus in helping injured persons and their families put their lives back together following severe injuries. His experience in dealing with people who have lived through life-altering injuries highlights for him the importance of an organization such as Casting for a Cause as an outlet and community for disabled military veterans.

George is a Savannah native who earned his law degree at the Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law and his undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been honored several years as a Georgia Rising Star by Atlanta Magazine and in Georgia Trend Magazine in its Legal Elite list.

George’s wife, Laura, grew up moving around the country with her father serving active duty in the U.S. Air Force. George, Laura, and their daughter, Emma Kate, enjoy living on the coast and exploring the nearby waterways and barrier island beaches.

Secretary/Executive Assistant


Vicki Edwards

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, her experience as a military spouse makes her an asset to the organization.  She has a passion for our service members and will use her expert organizational skills to help keep our efforts straight.  She also enjoys crafting and raising ducks in her spare time.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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SFC Jared Russell
(U.S. Army Retired)

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 for PTSD and Suicide Prevention Awareness

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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.


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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