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William McNulty
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William McNulty is the Vice President of Team Rubicon, the disaster response veteran service organization he co-founded after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Prior to Team Rubicon, McNulty was a civilian intelligence professional in Washington DC. He has worked in support of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council’s Iraq Threat Finance Cell, and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

McNulty enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve after graduating from college. He graduated as the Honorman in boot camp and completed the School of Infantry as an Anti-Tank Missileman. He later lateral moved to Intelligence.

McNulty received his Bachelors degree in Economics and Communication Studies from the University of Kansas and his Masters degree in Government from The Johns Hopkins University. He is the recipient of the 2010 Johns Hopkins University Government Service Alumni Award and from 2006 to 2010 served as the Secretary of the Marine Corps Intelligence Association, where he organized collective action on behalf of the membership.

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The True Cost of Blind Patriotism: Despair and Veteran Suicide

(16) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Why does a veteran take his life every 65 minutes?

Some veterans have always suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), though it has not always had that name. Today, PTSD is better understood and treated than it has ever been. Why, then, is suicide so much more prevalent in...

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Think Service, Not Suicide

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 12:48 PM

"There is nothing new about combat stress. I suspect that if one had gone around the stoa in Athens in 485 B.C., there would have been people who were homeless and in distress who were veterans of the Battle of Marathon." - The Earl of Onslow

From Herotodus to Hemingway,...

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Remembering By Serving

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 5:14 PM

Every Memorial Day growing up, we would go to the Winnetka, Ill., Village Green where there is a large monument to all the service members who had died in America's wars. One of the names being read off at the Village Green today is that of my grandfather's brother, my...

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If You Send a Bull Into a China Shop, Things Will Be Broken

(6) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 11:30 AM

The father of the American nuclear navy was a demanding man. Admiral Hyman Rickover personally interviewed and selected every officer who would serve on a nuclear submarine; it was said of Rickover that he 'had little tolerance for mediocrity, none for stupidity.' At the slightest sign of either fault, a...

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The Growing Divide Between Those Sharing the Sacrifice of War and Those Indifferent to It - Part II

(5) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 2:04 PM

In Tennessee, a mother was suspended by her employer for taking a phone call from her son serving in Afghanistan. The company has since made several weak attempts to salvage its image; but as Jake Wood points out, this incident is only a symptom of a greater and...

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Engaging Our Nation's Greatest Untapped Resource

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 7:07 PM

Every time the United States military deploys to provide emergency assistance in the wake of natural disasters, it stretches the already overburdened American forces even further. Yet, each year nearly 150,000 individuals separate from the military, many of whom retain their desire to provide service to people in need anywhere...

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