“It was an honor and a blessing to be in the Armed Forces serving with the greatest men and women warriors coming from the greatest Nation on Earth for more than 20 years. I considered it a calling as opposed to a job. Since retiring from the military, I have been looking for my next calling. The Boot Campaign’s values, mission, and goals certainly align with my dream job to continue to serve our Nation and its veterans and service members and tell their story to our communities.”

When it comes to military appreciation and having a true understanding of both on-the-ground and psychological aspects of being a service member, there’s no one better than Chris Talcott. After serving for more than 20 years in Army leadership positions from Lieutenant to Colonel, he turned his focus to education – specifically, military science. Intrigued by military psychology and the desire to create great future leaders, Chris taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a Professor of Military Science at Texas Christian University where he led the area’s ROTC program there, at Baylor and the University of North Texas for several years.

Chris then became Deputy Director for the Brain Performance Institute, an organization adept at working with and treating military veterans – among other things – once they return from service. There he was responsible for the organization’s strategic planning and operations at the $34 million facility.

Born into a military family, Chris’ passion is truly servant leadership – yet another reason he is a perfect fit for Boot Campaign