Dog Tag Legacy Fund's leadership has served over 40 deployments in defense of our nation.  We are proud of our service and as veterans we are looking for opportunities to lead again here at home.  We, the warfighters from Iraq and Afghanistan, will take care of the families of our brothers and sisters that did not make it home, who work everyday to preserve their loved ones' legacy.

 

Seth Jordan - Bozeman, MT

Founder and Chairman

Seth Jordan grew up in Rhode Island and graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina. He went on to work for ESPN in New York City, but felt compelled to serve after 9/11.  Seth, with his wife Katy, moved to the Bozeman, MT area after nearly 10 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Seth was designated a Naval Aviator and served as a UH-1 Helicopter pilot. Seth has flown over 250 combat missions and coordinated numerous emergency aviation operations as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) during multiple tours to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. During his career, Seth served as an Instructor pilot, Forward Air Controller and Aviation Safety Officer.

Seth’s personal military decorations include the Air Medal Strike/Flight Numeral 7, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal with combat distinguishing device ("V") and three gold stars (in lieu of fourth award), Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. 

Seth has also served as the first Executive Director for a non profit serving combat injured veterans from OIF and OEF called Warriors and Quiet Waters based in Bozeman, MT.


DJ Fuller - Chicago, IL

Vice Chairman

DJ Fuller is the President of Prescient, a Chicago based growth company focused on global compliance and due diligence solutions, as well as a technology driven approach to traveler safety. 

Previously, DJ served as the Chief of Staff at Livingston International where he worked daily with the CEO and his staff to magnify their effectiveness, as well as drive strategic initiatives.  In this role, he also served as an accelerator to deliver results for many transformational projects that span globally across the organization. 

Prior to Livingston, DJ served as the Director of Innovation and Supply Chain at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHO) where he was responsible for a supply chain transformation post divestiture.  DJ grew one of the company’s core initiatives from infancy into a division, by integrating innovative technology with outdated information systems and processes, which facilitated strategic industry partnerships and was responsible for over $130M in combined revenue in 2013 and 2014.

Before joining SHO, he was an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and instructor pilot in the United States Marine Corps, where he led over 200 combat missions during two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one combat deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

DJ is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics School, earned a bachelor of science degree, with distinction, in Systems Engineering from The United States Naval Academy and holds a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business where he graduated with honors.  He continues to serve as a reserve officer in the United States Marine Corps.

DJ and his wife, Dana, live in the River North area of Chicago with their twin girls.


Rodney Adams - Dallas, TX

Treasurer

Rodney is a Managing Principal at WhiteRock Group LLC, a management and strategy implementation consulting firm in Dallas, TX.  Prior to founding WhiteRock Group, he served in the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs as an investment advisor to ultra-high net worth families and select non-profit organizations throughout the United States.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Rodney served as a Marine Corps Infantry Captain with extensive overseas experience including a combat tour in Iraq, a deployment aboard the USS Peleliu on the 15th MEU, as well as two years as an Exchange Officer with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps where he assisted in planning all training and combat readiness exercises for 800 personnel across twelve countries.

In addition to Dog Tag Legacy Fund, Rodney has extensive leadership experience with philanthropic organizations including: Texas Agricultural Land Trust Foundation; Munger Place Church in Dallas; and Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. He is also a member of the American Enterprise Institute Enterprise Club. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  


MIKE MULLEN - washington, D.C.

Secretary

Mike Mullen serves as Business Development Lead at ReactiveCore, where he develops and manages strategic business partnerships for ReactiveCore federal and commercial businesses.

Prior to entering the private sector, Mike served in the United States Navy.  He served his Division Officer sea tours on USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) as the Strike Officer, First Lieutenant and Navigator (2003 – 2006), and his Department Head sea tour as Chief Engineer on USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) from 2010 to 2011.  Mullen’s final active duty sea tour was as Commanding Officer, PATROL COASTAL CREW GOLF, where he completed a 5th Fleet deployment as Commanding Officer USS SIROCCO (PC 6) from October 2012 to April 2013 and commanded USS TORNADO (PC 14) from May 2013 to July 2014.

Mike graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Management.

Mike lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Sarah and daughter Grace.


Caleb Farrell- Washington, D.C.

Director

Caleb Farrell is currently an MBA candidate at Georgetown University concentrating on general management and entrepreneurial studies to prepare him to launch his own business. He is actively involved in several initiatives at Georgetown and is a VP of the Entrepreneurship Club. Caleb was chosen to become an InSITE fellow, a highly competitive leadership development program that pairs graduate students with startup companies.

Caleb started his military career immediately upon graduating from high school. The heroic actions of a relative who served in Vietnam as a Naval Corpsman inspired him to enlist as a combat medic. After September 11th he attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) where he was selected to become a Special Forces Medical Sergeant and assigned to 5th Special Forces Group. On deployments to Iraq, Caleb served as the Senior Medic for his detachment which partnered with Iraqi Special Operations units to conduct raids against Al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent groups. At the mid-point of his Special Forces career Caleb was selected to become the Intelligence Sergeant for his team. On subsequent deployments, he conducted intelligence analysis of enemy activity and served as the senior sniper for his detachment. Caleb deployed to five countries during his military career, including combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was recognized as the 2011 5th Special Forces Group NCO of the Year.

Caleb graduated summa cum laude, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Strategic Studies from Norwich University while on active duty. He currently lives with his wife, Hilary, in Washington, DC and continues to serve on a Special Forces team in 20th SFG(A) (Maryland ARNG).


Mike Ferrari - San francisco, CA

Director

Mike Ferrari is an investor at In-Q-Tel, the private strategic investment and venture capital firm for the US Intelligence Community (IC), where he helps to identify, adapt, and deliver compelling technologies from startups to the IC to support matters of national security.

Previously, Mike was an investment banker in the Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT) group at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, where he provided M&A, capital structure, and capital raising advisory services to technology companies across a variety of sectors.  Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and instructor pilot in the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a maintenance officer, operations officer, lead mission planner, and the attack squadron detachment Officer in Charge at Camp Dwyer, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and led over 200 combat missions during Operation Enduring Freedom in direct support of USMC, joint, and coalition ground forces.

Mike is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, with a focus in Finance and Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and holds a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, where he graduated with honors.  

Mike lives in Mountain View, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Lori and their two little boys.


Pete Lilly - St Louis, MO

Director

Pete Lilly currently works in the marketing group at Emerson Automation Solutions - Power & Water Solutions, where he is responsible for global aftermarket sales and marketing strategy and execution.

Before joining Emerson, Pete served in the US Marines for 8.5 years. After designation as a Naval Aviator, Pete flew UH-1Y “Huey” helicopters, and was fortunate to work as an instructor pilot, mission planner, maintenance division manager, and aviation simulation development and procurement officer.  He planned, led, and flew numerous combat, allied training, and humanitarian relief sorties while serving overseas in Afghanistan, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Korea.

Pete is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics School, earned a BA in Economics from Dartmouth where he was also a walk-on co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and most recently earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Pete and his wife, Julia, live in St. Louis with their two young children.


Emily Miller - Chicago, Il

Director

Emily Miller is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Rumi Spice, a for-profit social enterprise that imports premium saffron directly from Afghan farmers and cooperatives.

Previously, Emily served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. She led an engineer platoon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom leading reconstruction efforts in Basra, Iraq. Following this, she was selected to serve as a Cultural Support Team (CST) member attached to 75th Ranger Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on two deployments to Afghanistan. Her CST team was the subject of Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s New York Times bestseller, Ashley’s War.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Bret Morriss - New York, NY

Director

For over 16 years, Bret has been dedicated to serving our nation as a Marine, a pilot and a philanthropist. Through his military career Bret has served in a variety of roles including combat engineer, chief instructor pilot supporting deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and an Executive Detachment pilot for Marine Helicopter Squadron One “Marine One” in support of the White House.  Bret recently transitioned from active duty as a Marine Corps pilot to his current role in Real Estate Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs.  Bret is also a Huey pilot in the USMCR and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hire Our Aviation Heroes, a non-profit that assists aviation veterans in their transition to commercial aviation careers. Bret has a BS in Business from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.


Chris Oliver - Austin, TX

Director

Chris Oliver serves as the principal of a private holding company, where he actively invests and mentors as an Angel in start-up companies, as well as partners and invests in various other commercial real estate and business ventures.  

Before joining the civilian world, he was a CH-53e Super Stallion pilot in the Marine Corps.  After three tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and nearly 1000 combat hours, he returned to flight school as an instructor pilot.  Upon leaving active duty after twelve years of service, he joined the reserves and was subsequently reactivated and deployed to Okinawa as part of the reconstitution of the UDP.

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History from the United States Naval Academy and resides in Austin, TX, and Big Sky, MT.