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Washington Post Forum “Leading the Way” Discusses Post-War Careers & Contributions of Veterans

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Ahead of Veterans Day, Washington Post Live will host a discussion about the post-war careers and contributions of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald will give remarks, and discuss the department’s “Road to Veterans Day” initiative over the past several months as well as partnerships with other agencies and the private sector to serve Veterans, their families, and survivors better.

For Love of Country (Photo: Business Wire)

For Love of Country (Photo: Business Wire)

Two veterans will discuss their postwar careers: Lt. Col. Kellie McCoy, USA and Lt. Col. (ret.) David Oclander, USA. McCoy is the commander of a combat engineer battalion and Oclander is on track to become a principal of an inner-city charter school in Chicago.

Howard Schultz, the chairman, president and ceo of Starbucks Coffee Company and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor for The Washington Post, will also be on hand discussing their latest book “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism and Sacrifice,” which shares unforgettable stories about the sacrifices veterans make during and after battle.

The forum takes place Monday, November 10, the day before Veterans Day, at The Washington Post and will be streamed live at Video clips will be available following the event. To join the conversation on Twitter, follow #VetsWhoLead.


Washington Post Live’s Leading the Way
Monday, November 10
9:30 am – 11:00 am (Doors open at 9:00 am)
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Full agenda available at

Media may request press credentials in advance. Members of the press approved for credentials will be notified in advance. Valid conference press credentials are required to attend.

Washington Post Live’s “Leading the Way” event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the USO.

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