General Dynamics Mission Systems

A Proud Supporter of Sentinels of Freedom

For every $1 donated to the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Fund, General Dynamics Missions Systems will match it up to $50,000.

The Veterans approved for the Sentinels of Freedom program have been selected due to the service-connected severity of their injuries, their drive to succeed, positive attitude, and good moral character.

Your donation will afford us the opportunity to assist more severely wounded veterans as they strive for self-sufficiency and transition back to their communities.

Remember, when these members of the Armed Forces return home, sometimes having spent a few years in medical treatment, their lives will have been changed forever. The hurdles they face will be much higher than those of their peers, especially in terms of mobility and opportunity.

With your donation, these Veterans can focus on their educational and personal goals in order to be successful.

We could not accomplish this vital mission without your financial investment in our nation’s Veterans. 

We send our deepest gratitude to all the fine folks at General Dynamics Mission Systems for your unwavering support of the wounded and injured veterans we serve at Sentinels of Freedom. In this, you are helping these veterans realize their potential. Thank you for making a place at our nation’s table of abundance and opportunity for them. They have certainly earned the opportunity you have helped us provide to them.

Mike Conklin

Chairman & CEO, Sentinels of Freedom

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At Sentinels of Freedom, we are committed to empowering severely wounded and injured post-9/11 veterans during their transition into civilian life. Through personalized and comprehensive support packages tailored to each veteran we provide guidance in pursuing higher education and establishing fulfilling careers, facilitating their seamless integration into society and self-sufficiency.

Sentinel Highlights

Brian always knew he wanted to serve his country. It was no surprise to anyone when he joined the Marine Corps right after high school. Soon after, he deployed to the West Albar Province in Iraq.

John Wayne Walding was born on the 4th of July. He spent almost 12 years in the US Army, including seven in the prestigious 3rd Special Forces Group.

In August 2010, not long after his arrival, Joey’s deployment ended abruptly when he stepped on an IED that caused him to lose both of his legs above the knee.

“I discovered that being part of a team is what made me successful in the military. Now post-military, Sentinels of Freedom is the team that will help me achieve my future goals.”

Sentinel Derek Auguste

U.S. Army, Bachelors of Political Sciences from University of Miami