Major Vincent Cerchione has been an incredibly positive force in my life over the course of our ACP relationship. Being a highly accomplished professional in his field of communications and people/HR support for a large population of troops, Vincent has been extremely generous in carving out time in his regular schedule for us to connect; we speak approximately bi-weekly.
Throughout that time, I feel the relationship has been mutually beneficial because of the learning and friendship that has evolved. Vincent’s encouraging attitude and outlook on life, despite the challenges he consistently manages being a wounded warrior, have uplifted me greatly. It is his focus on family and helping others, which demonstrates an amazing level of resilience and grit, that makes our interactions so infectious and rewarding.
Vincent was recently honored as a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his volunteer service, and Madison Square Garden and the NY Knicks recognized Vincent as the January “Hoops for Troops” honoree. He attended a game with his family and was awarded a team jersey by one of his sports heroes and Hall of Famer, Walt “Clyde” Frazier of the NY Knicks. He then was brought back to be a part of a select group of soldiers and their families who had the chance to meet the Knicks players.
In summary, I could not have been more fortunate and blessed to be paired with Major Vincent Cerchione in an ACP Mentorship. Most importantly, I am certain we will remain in contact long past the duration of the formal ACP Mentorship Program.
Mentor: Brian Wright, Los Angeles, California, Max Edwards Company