Lieutenant General (Retired) Mike Linnington is a pretty incredible person.  After a tremendous 35 year long career in the Army, he transitioned to the nonprofit sector and took the helm at the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), which was the subject of some  public controversy at the time (early 2016).  His leadership has been critical, and WWP is really serving Veterans and military families in a big way.

In this episode we discuss:

• His career in the military, and service in his family

• Transition from a 35 year military career to the nonprofit world

• What he found when he showed up to WWP, post controversy

• The changes they’ve made, and what WWP is up to now



  • August 1, 2017


    I met and worked for LTG (ret) Linnington when he was the commander of the JFHQ-NCR and the US Army Military District of Washington. He was an incredible leader; always about his troops and always about their families. His wife was also a force multiplier to the command team; and we thank her for her dedication and sacrifices then and now. Many blessings to both and I wish them all the luck in the world to accomplished such and important job with such an important community to us and our nation.

  • August 5, 2017

    Kathy L Brady said:

    I don’t believe any changes have been made. I haven’t heard of any of them on the news since Bill O’Reilly was removed from television and my local news does not report it. You are off my donation list until severely major changes have been made, proven and you’ll can be trusted again

  • August 7, 2017

    Your Name said:

    Until I’m sure WWP will stop being dishonest about the Needs of 100% PHYSICALLY disabled Vietnam Veterans I will not ever support WWP. I will continue to speak against them. The 2010 Caregiver Benefit has harmed so many of our elder veterans and families. WWP should be ashamed.

  • August 12, 2017

    Pat D said:

    I encourage people like the two bloggers above to check Charity Navigator to see where the funds go, like how much to administrative and just as important what percentage actually goes to our Wounded Warriors. Sometimes I think there is so much that can be misconstrued by the media. I’m sure there is always ways for charities to improve and it sounds as though this charity is trying to do that. The one thing I can suggest to them is to not send me free stamps and calendars to encourage giving. I want to be contacted maybe once or twice a year only if I have not given my annual contribution. I want as much money to go to the cause.