Michael Dakduk, Marine Corps veteran and co-chair of VCE, announced that Steve Gonzalez and Carl Walker will join the staff of VCE. Steve Gonzalez formerly worked for the U.S. House Budget Committee as a professional staff member. Prior to that, he worked on education issues for the American Legion. Steve is a Marine Corps veteran with multiple combat and overseas deployments. Steve will service as executive director of VCE.
Carl Walker graduated with both is undergraduate and graduate degrees from Full Sail University, a career-oriented university located in Orlando, FL. He also served eight years in the U.S. Air Force as a Tactical Aircraft Maintainer where had multiple deployments overseas including Afghanistan and Africa. “I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for my earned education benefits, like the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the freedom to choose the school that I’ve always wanted to attend,”said Carl Walker. Carl will serve as director of VCE.
“We have a team of veterans dedicated to advocating on behalf of fellow veterans, servicemembers and their families,” said Michael Dakduk. “Our mission, as voted on by veterans at career schools, has one simple theme: Choice. Let veterans choose where they use their earned veteran education benefits.”