Lt. Col. Gary Bryant, U.S. Army-Ret., President and CEO of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC), was the featured speaker at the Marco Island Rotary Club on August 1st at the Marco Island Yacht Club. DVIC was established in 2011 by Jim Pender and Gary Trippe. DVIC is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization. Bryant said that DVIC is committed to fully promise that no disabled veteran will be left behind. Its mission is to educate/train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans. Bryant said that there is an ongoing training that is offered through DVIC and The National Alliance that helps our veterans. To quote Jim Pender, co-founder of DVIC “This is an effort to do the right thing for heroes and heroines who have risked everything for our nation.” For more information, go to www.dvic.us
Gary Bryant is a native of the State of Alabama. Served in headquarters, U.S.Central Command, in Saudi Arabia, on the staff of General Norman Schwarzkopf during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Served on the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged as appointed by Governor Jeb Bush. He is Past President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. He has two sons, Andy & John who have both served as Army officers on active duty and they have both completed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.