ABOUT STEEL VETERAN
A COMMUNITY OF VETERANS COMMITTED TO LEADING FULL, HEALTHY AND ACTIVE LIVES
Life after the military is hard and no Veteran should do life alone. We offer supportive comradery and provide access to adequate free resources to make the transition and rebuilding easier.
The Pillars of Our Foundation
What is a Steel Veteran?
Our nation stands firm because of the sacrifice of Veterans. It is not a coincidence that Steel and Veterans share the same components: Strong, Tough, Durable and Weldable.
These characteristics are the reasons why our cities stand tall, weapons shoot straight and freedom still rings. The men and women of the Armed Forces are intentionally molded to embrace these attributes in order to protect themselves, their military community and our country.
Joe discharged from the military in 2014 after 14 years of serving in the Navy as Air Rescue and specializing in Weapons & Tactics training for the naval helicopter community. Following his fourth deployment, he made the decision to pursue a new career. He graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a B.S. in Nursing. He currently works as an emergency & trauma nurse and will pursue an MBA at Temple University Fox School of Business in the fall of 2019.
Jenessa is a proud military spouse. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Eastern University and has spent the last 12 years building a successful sales career in corporate America. She currently is a National Account Executive for Nestle Starbucks Alliance.
While navigating their own journey, Joe & Jenessa personally experienced the difficulties that come with the transition from military to civilian life. Without purpose or a plan, they saw how easy it can be for Veterans to fall into depression, anxiety, addiction, homelessness, suicide and divorce. The Steel Veteran was founded to be a resource, community and foundation for Veterans seeking direction after their military career.
Joe & Jenessa live in the suburbs of Philadelphia with their four sons. They enjoy working out, volunteering at their church, vacationing at the beach and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.
There is a void in support when service men & women transition to the civilian world. Based on our own experiences, Veterans need to maintain connection to a familiar community and have access to adequate resources to build a plan of action. This allows them to achieve their own personal level of success. You have to put in the work and have patience through the process. We commit to sharing everything we have learned from navigating our own journey.