Jen Wilson’s War

Please join us for Jen Wilson’s War, a special talk co-organized with the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Army Week Association, Jen Wilson has developed working relationships with local, state, federal and international governments as well as military contacts to ensure an effective and efficient bridge of the allied civil-military divide. It was in that role that Jen worked tirelessly on the evacuations of Americans and our allies out of Afghanistan when Kabul fell to the Taliban, all from her living room in Manhattan. Experience Jen tell her incredible story at this event, hosted by Clear Path for Veterans executive director, Alex Behm.

Jen Wilson’s War will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. in the Tan Auditorium in the National Veterans Resource Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

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About Jen Wilson

Jen Wilson portrait

Jen Wilson was born and raised in Louisiana, the product of a National Guard town and the proud granddaughter of a D-Day and Battle of the Bulge survivor. It was her grandfather’s legacy that instilled in her an appreciation for service members and their sacrifices. Like many Americans, Jen’s worldview shifted dramatically after Sept. 11, 2001. The tragic event inspired her to move to New York City, where she earned a position at NBC’s corporate fitness facility and began learning the art of logistics and television production from NBC employees and on-air talent. Concurrently, watching the men and women she grew up with go off to Iraq and Afghanistan reignited the fire in her to serve those who answered our nation’s call to arms. She co-founded the NBC Veterans Network at 30 Rock during her tenure at NBC, then went on to co-found and become COO of Army Week Association.

Along with her Afghanistan evacuation efforts, Jen has traveled to Ukraine multiple times since March 2022, delivering Tactical Combat Casualty Care supplies to to pediatric trauma hospitals, Armed Forces of Ukraine Medic Corps and 25 combat teams with American veterans fighting in Ukraine. To date, she and Army Week Association have delivered over $700,000 worth of supplies, equipment and training to Ukraine and our Allies.

About Alex Behm

Alex Behm portraitAlex Behm is a Central New York native who returned to the area after serving in the United States Marine Corps. Enlisting in 2005 as an infantryman, he served with the 1st Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, deploying to multiple locations worldwide. He later served with the 2nd Battalion 9th Marine Regiment, completing a deployment to Ramadi, Iraq. Alex graduated from Le Moyne College in 2013 and, after working with veterans at Easterseals Military and Veteran Services in Syracuse, joined the Clear Path for Veterans team, where he developed the Warriors Working Program, which provides career services, support and mentorship to veterans, military members and their families.

After climbing the ranks at Clear Path, Alex transitioned into the role of executive director in March 2020; in this role, he ensures Clear Path’s holistic programs and services are executed effectively across its 33-county service area throughout New York State. Collaborating with local, state and federal partners, Alex and his team advocate for veteran-centered services to be available to all communities Clear Path serves.