Saturday, November 15, 2008 - A New Network Linking Veterans, Their Families and Supporters

On Thursday evening, I joined a large group of veterans and supporters at Harvard Business School in observance of Veterans’ Day and the birthday of the US Marines Corps. The evening’s keynote speaker was John R. Campbell. John served as a Marine in Vietnam. After a distinguished career as a commercial banker with firms including Credit Suisse First Boston and JP Morgan, John is devoting his retirement years to the vision of creating, an online social network platform designed to connect military veterans, their families and those who want to support our men and women who have served. went live this past week.

Here is how the Website describes the purpose of the new site:

MyVetwork is the online social networking community custom designed to be the most valuable and sustainable community of individuals in the US military — whether active duty, retired or veteran — and their spouses, families and friends. MyVetwork is provided at no cost to individual users.

MyVetwork’s objectives for individual users are twofold:

1) To provide our US military and those who care about them with a means to interact with and support each other in ways that range from the lighthearted and entertaining to deep and meaningful connections that they wish to sustain.

2) To create an interactive exchange where a broad variety of experts – including veterans of earlier conflicts – provide timely news of particular interest to military personnel, distributed in sophisticated, graphically exciting format; job and career advice; information about educational opportunities, advice regarding health care, access to coaching and mentoring services, and a variety of other resources valuable to recently separated veterans demobilizing from the military, whether they are recuperating from injury, moving on to further their education, or planning careers in public or private sectors.

I just took 10 minutes to create a profile for myself within I encourage you to join me in supporting and promoting this new tool.



Jim Savard said...

THANK YOU John and Dr. Al ...

Warm regards,
Jim Savard

Anonymous said...

Al, it's terrific that you are helping spread the word about MyVetwork. I am so excited about this capability of providing everyone in the military and all the people who care about them, an opportunity to interact and exchange important information on valuable services and resources.