Leadership

 Mr. James D. Rodriguez

Deputy Assistant Secretary of DefenseMr. James D. Rodriguez, DASD

Prior to his selection as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Rodriguez was the Director for Veteran and Wounded Warrior programs at BAE Systems. In that capacity, he acted as the Corporate Liaison for the White House Joining Forces initiative, to senior military leaders, government officials, and nonprofit organizations, increasing the footprint of our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured across all spectrums.

Mr. Rodriguez served twenty-one years in the United States Marine Corps in numerous leadership and management positions. He deployed to over 11 countries around the world and served in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Eastern Exit- Somalia, and Operation Enduring Freedom. During his final duty assignment at Balboa Naval Hospital, he was the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Officer in Charge of the Wounded Warrior Battalion, where he was responsible for the transition, development, and education of Service members with service-connected disabilities.

Mr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland, University College and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Commerce and Policy from the George Mason University School of Public Policy. He is married to Mrs. Vanessa Rodriguez. They have two college-age daughters Courtney and Casey.

 

Ms. Weaver

Ms. Weaver

Ms. Nancy E. Weaver

Acting Principal Director

Ms. Nancy Weaver is the Acting Principal Director, Warrior Care Policy. As the Acting Principal Director, she serves as the focal point for interaction with the Services on policy and issues affecting wounded, ill and injured care coordination for active, reserve and guard personnel. She also formulates DOD strategic plans, programmatic objectives, policies and standards to improve care, management and transition of recovering service members and their families.

 

Mr. Guy A. Stratton

Special Assistant to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Mr. Stratton joined the Warrior Care Policy office on May 9, 2012 as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Warrior Care.

 

Bret Stevens

Director of Disability Evaluation Systems

Mr. Bret Stevens serves as the Director, Disability Evaluation Systems in the Office of Warrior Care Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness).  He is responsible for policy development and program oversight related to the Service Secretaries’ operation of the Disability Evaluation System.  He also provides policy oversight for the Physical Disability Board of Review, a Congressionally-mandated disability appellate process for former Service members.

 

Ms. Sandra Mason

Director of Recovery Coordination Program

Ms. Sandra Mason is responsible for the oversight and operations of the Recovery Coordination Program within the Warrior Care Policy office. She is one of the subject matter experts for the program and has been a part of the program’s development since July 2008. Ms. Mason has worked with all branches of service to ensure that the program’s core curriculum provides the basis for Recovery Care Coordinators to provide assistance and oversight to wounded Service members and their families.

 

Ms. Barbara A. Wilson

Director of Training & Outreach

Ms. Barbara Wilson is the Director  of Training & Outreach, Warrior Care Policy.  She is responsible for policy development and program oversight related to all training and outreach activities.  She develops and implements standard training curriculum for Recovery Care Coordinators and plans, develops and executes training curriculum and programs designed to improve implementation of care, management and transition support to wounded, ill and injured Service members.  Ms. Wilson is also responsible for increasing the understanding of Warrior Care’s mission, programs and support services through impactful and accessible outreach activities.

 

Jeffrey S. Lerner

Director of Education, Employment and Reconditioning Programs

Mr. Jeff Lerner is the Director of Education, Employment and Reconditioning Programs.  He is responsible for WCP’s education, employment, and military adaptive sports policies and programs that engage Recovering Service Members to participate in their own recovery process.