Ed.D. student spearheads Vets Helping Vets furniture donation

September 01, 2015 by Cindy O'Dell, communications manager
Vets helping Vets furniture donation.

Miles T. Leader, a retired Navy senior chief and Brandman University doctoral student, (in white hat) joins a group of chief petty officer selectees from the Training Support Center in San Diego and a Marine veteran in front of the Interfaith Community Services/Veterans Assistance of San Diego where they delivered furniture through the Vets Helping Vets community relations project.

There’s no end to the variation of projects Brandman University School of Education doctoral students take on while completing their degrees. For Miles T. Leader, a retired Navy senior chief who now works as an education services specialist for the Navy College Program in San Diego, there was little doubt that his dissertation would revolve around other veterans making the transition to civilian life.

Leader doesn’t just study it academically. He works with his fellow veterans through Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2422 (his transformational change projected involved helping the VFW adopt new technologies for displaying their information) and by coordinating a community relations project called Vets Helping Vets, sponsored by the VFW post. Recently, a group of chief petty officers and chief petty officer selectees from the Training Support Center, Naval Base San Diego, and VFW members delivered furniture donated by Coronado Cays residents to homeless veterans in Escondido.

“As an agent of change, leaving a legacy is about making a difference. Leaders need to have the courage to take a stand on things that matter. For me, it’s the plight of the homeless veteran. There should be no such thing as a homeless veteran,” said Leader.

This weekend the group will conduct a furniture drive focusing on Coronado Village.

Become a Student

Have questions about enrollment, degree programs, financial aid, or next steps?

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy