ARLINGTON, VA., March 22, 2023 – Military Times and the Military Times Foundation and have selected retired Army Command Sergeant Major Lindsey Streeter as their 2023 “Veteran of the Year.” Founded in 2001, the Military Times’ Service Member of the Year program honors outstanding military members from each branch of service who have demonstrated exemplary military service going beyond the call of duty. A formal award ceremony will take place on July 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
Streeter, who served 31 years in the Army before retiring, joined Bank of America as part of a transitional program before being appointed as Senior Vice President of Global Military Affairs. His current role includes helping veterans and their families transition out of the military and working to support veterans employed by Bank of America.
Streeter is the Georgia Ambassador for the U.S. Army Reserve, advocating for men and women of the Georgia Army Reserves. He also runs his late wife’s non-profit, which provides healthcare screening and education to underserved communities in Georgia. Streeter’s work in the military community has also led him to champion the cause of making military spouses protected citizens and creating tax breaks for companies that hire them. He faced this reality himself when he was a soldier and recognizes the importance of supporting military families. In 2022, he purchased the Savannah Hurricanes basketball team, which runs programs for youth in the community.
“I think the diversity of the military exposed me to so many different people from so many different backgrounds. I learned to listen, pay attention more importantly, to understand people that didn’t look like me that didn’t grow up like me,” Streeter said. “It was all the elements of humanity, the empathy, the compassion, the emotional intelligence. It was all those attributes that come along with a huge lesson in humanity.”
“Command Sergeant Major Lindsey Streeter exemplifies the best of the military community, with a long and distinguished career of service to our country, as well as continued dedication to supporting veterans and their families in civilian life,” said Michael Reinstein, Chairman of Military Times Foundation. “As the Military Times 2023 ‘Veteran of the Year’ we celebrate his ongoing commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others.”
The Military Times Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) established to recognize, salute and highlight the exemplary service of active duty personnel serving in each branch of the U.S. Armed Services.
The annual Military Times Service Members of the Year Award has grown into a much-anticipated event. The awards ceremony has become one of Washington D.C.’s A-list events attended by congressional, military and community leaders. Since 2019 Military Times and the Military Times Foundation have donated over $15 million in cash and media value to support over 150 military and veteran service organizations, such as Fisher House, Children of Fallen Patriots, TAPS, Objective Zero and others.
The full story about Lindsey Streeter can be found at MilitaryTimes.com
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