Veterans Connect Radio
A spotlight episode of Atlanta Business Radio and powered by Business RadioX. Co-Hosted by Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson and Brandon Skolnick with Gathering Of Angels. Featuring veteran entrepreneurs, support organizations, outreach groups and more in the Atlanta area continuing to serve our families, our communities and our country.
Dr. Anthony Cooper / Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Chief, Voluntary Service
Rocky McKay / Operation Reset
CEO & Founder
Rocky McKay aka “Rocky The Roofer” is the Founder and President of The Operation Organization Inc. (TOO) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose program Operation Reset gives a “hand-up and not a hand-out” to returning citizens – U.S. Veterans who’ve returned home jobless, non violent ex-offenders, and homeless people in need of a second chance.
Bill Duelge / Hearts For Heroes
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Accepted an appointment to West Point from Senator William Proxmire to join the class of 1980. Having turned down a number of football scholarships, I decided to play at West Point. I played in 10 varsity games on special teams and at defensive tackle my freshman year. I had the chance to play against household names like Joe Montana, Tony Dorsett, Hugh Green, Mike Singletary, Howie Long, Fred Smerlas and many others. I graduated in 1980 with an engineering degree with a concentration in Chemistry, became Airborne qualified and brought my shiny new butter bar to 1st Armored Division in Germany. After 3 years in Germany I came back to 1st Cav Division at Ft Hood as a Captain.
My business career started at Mobil Chemical in the Plastic packaging business. On my 30th birthday I became the manager of Mobil’s International Films group. I worked as a senior executive for 4 different companies before starting my first company in January 2004. I have been part of 14 small company startups since that time, centered around general business leadership and new startup technology. Currently 3 of those 15 companies are operating.