Retired Master Sergeant Kevin Nelson Joins Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund Team
Army Ranger Lead The Way fund is excited to welcome Retired Master Sergeant Kevin Nelson to the team! Kevin will serve as the Liaison to the 75th Ranger Regiment, working out of Columbus Georgia. His duties are to ensure we align our resources to best assist wounded Rangers according to the Ranger Regiment’s needs, to facilitate participation in the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund’s Collegiate Access Program, Ranger Resiliency Program, Chaplain Program, Family Readiness Program, and Gold Star Family Program.
“The military and leadership experience that Kevin brings to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is second to none,” stated Jim Regan, Chairman & CEO. “Kevin enjoys the confidence and trust to allow him to serve in a position that will only strengthen our Ranger Assistance Programs and further enhance the positive impact we can make on our Ranger families,” added Mr. Regan.
Kevin recently retired from the Army after 22 years of service to the 75th Ranger Regiment where he served in various leadership positions from Fire Team Leader to Rifle Platoon Sergeant. He deployed to combat 11 times and was severely wounded in Iraq in 2006 but continued his post-injury service as a Battalion Ranger Dog Program Platoon Sergeant and Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant. He also served in various staff positions at the Battalion and Regimental levels, where he oversaw operations and training, and developed materiel capability concepts, and secured resources to implement those concepts.
“When I was wounded, we had a five-month old son and my wife was an Army Officer easily working 60 hours a week, we needed a lot of help during my arduous 18 months of recovery. There was so much support needed that was not provided by the government, and Rangers without nearby family members really struggled. Unfortunately, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund did not exist at this time. Our Nation asks so much of our Rangers and their families, and during the most difficult times of their lives, the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund provides resources the government cannot. Our wounded warriors need so much more assistance and I’m honored to continue serving the Rangers in this capacity.”
Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, a 501c3 non-profit, is an active duty, casualty assistance, recovery, transition and Veterans organization that supports the men and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment with financial assistance, beyond what the government and Veterans Affairs can offer. The assistance offered by Lead The Way Fund is inspired by the courage and character of Sgt. James J. Regan, who was killed in Iraq in February 2007, while serving with honor with the 3D Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.