In Memoriam, Mark Ketcham (July 9, 1951-October 8, 2012)
2008-2011 Career Specialist, Wounded Warrior Career Program-Dallas, TX
Mark Ketcham passed away after a brief illness on October 8, 2012 at his home in Arlington, Texas. Ketch, as he was known to the veterans and his co-workers, was the first Career Specialist hired for NOD's Wounded Warrior Careers Program. He was exceptionally dedicated to the wounded warriors and their families that he served for three years, and he worked tirelessly to ensure that they had the resources necessary to achieve their career goals. He was a tremendous resource to the program, where he assisted in documenting information necessary to evaluate the program and thereby, improve the level of service available to all veterans.
Prior to joining NOD, Mark had served military members and their families with the American Red Cross in the U.S. and abroad. After leaving the Red Cross, he transitioned into workforce development and held positions with the Texas Workforce Commission, Lockheed Martin and Affiliated Computer Services. Most recently he worked with Rising Star Corporation, in Dallas, TX.