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photo (79)Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Freddie L.T. Brock

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Freddie L.T. Brock served his country for twenty-eight years, entering the U.S. Army in March 1982 and attending Military Police training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. During his service, Command Sergeant Major Brock has held every Noncommissioned Officer Leadership position, to include three tours of duty as a First Sergeant, two as a Battalion Command Sergeant Major and has served previously as the Command Sergeant Major for the 8th Military Police Brigade. He closed out his career in 2010 as the Provost Sergeant Major for the United States Army with the Office of the Provost Marshal General, at the Pentagon. He has served in every type of Military Police unit to include Physical Security, Law and Order, and Division and Corps Military Police Companies.

CSM Brock’s military assignments include the 12th Military Police Battalion and the 787th Military Police Battalion, Fort McClellan, AL; 291st Military Police Company, Redstone Arsenal, AL; 61st Military Police Company, Hanau, Germany; Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, Fort McClellan, AL; 411th Military Police Company, HHD 720th MP Battalion and 545th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, TX; 557th Military Police Company, Camp Humphreys, Korea; 179th Military Police Detachment and 549th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, GA; 10th Military Police Company Fort Drum, NY; HHD 701st Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; and the 8th Military Police Brigade, Schofield Barracks, HI. His overseas deployments include Cuba; twice to Afghanistan and twice to Bosnia.

CSM Brock has successfully completed numerous military schools to include Basic Parachutist Course; Basic Instructor Course; Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course; First Sergeant Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He holds a Degree in Criminal Justice (BS) from Troy University.

CSM Brock’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (7th award); the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal (7th award); the Joint Service Achievement Medal; the Army Achievement Medal (11th award); Drill Sergeant Badge; Basic Airborne Badge and the German Marksmanship Award (Bronze).

CSM Major Brock has been awarded, for his leadership and dedication, the Military Police Corps “Order of the Marechaussee”, the Field Artillery “Military Order of Saint Barbara” and the Corps of Engineer’s “Bronze de Fluery Medal”. He was inducted into III Corps Sergeant Audie Murphy Club in 1995.

CSM Brock is married to the former Ms. Jennifer Webb of Saluda, SC, and has four children, Tommy, Ryan, Savannah and Breannah, and one granddaughter, Lilly. Jenny, CSM Brock’s daughter in law is a Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command. Tommy (Staff Sergeant Brock), is a Military Policeman like his father, and currently serves with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

clip_image001Terry Allen Jones Jr.

Terry Allen Jones Jr, CEO at the Palmetto Risk Management Group LLC, a small business consulting firm specializing in data breach and identity theft resolutions located here in Columbia. Mr. Jones and his family, Heather Simmons Jones his wife and their son Terry Allen “Trace” Jones, III live and work here in Columbia. Mr. Jones attended Clemson University and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Mr. Jones has also achieved professional designations of LUTCF, CLU, and CITRMS within the life insurance, and employee benefits areas. Mr Jones and his family attend Shandon Baptist Church where they are very active in the choir and outreach programs. Mr Jones is also very active with his philanthropic associations which are the Shriners of North America, the Masonic Lodge, and several other community organizations. Currently Mr Jones sits on the Brennen PTO board, and the Trenholm United Methodist Church board. Mr. Jones made strong connections with military friends after finding out about the struggles of PTSD and wanted to devote his skills and efforts to helping Hidden Wounds become a successful organization that assists veterans overcome the battle with PTSD.

Steven DiazSteven Diaz

Steven Diaz joined the Marine Corps after he graduated from high school.  Initially he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and alter volunteered to go to Iraq in January 2005.  He spent three months escorting convoys out of Al Asad Airbase.  During a mission he was hit by an IED, severely wounding him and leaving shrapnel scattering throughout his body.  As a result he is now blind in his left eye, cannot run or stand for long periods of time, and has been diagnosed with TBI, PTSD, and a seizure disorder.  Having been prematurely medically discharged from the Marine Corps since October 2006, Steven felt like he was not finished fighting his war.  Inspired by President Ronald Regan’s 1985 quote, “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.  But, the Marines don’t have that problem,” Steven got involved with Hidden Wounds.  As the Fire Team leader he has a chance to continue his commitment to never leave a fallen brother behind by providing the help veterans need after returning home with post-war challenges of all kinds.  His shared goal, along with Hidden Wounds’, is to let veterans know they are supported when they come back and to spread awareness about PTSD and how families, friends, and comrades can help fight it.

Steven serves Hidden Wounds not only as a board member but also as Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this capacity he oversees all professional and vet peer counseling services and partnerships. Steven plans to graduate in 2012 from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business Management. Steven is 2012 Jeep’s 6Th Man National Community Service Recipient for his giving power within towards lowering the rising rate of suicide among military veterans. He is also  a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon. Steven currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his lovely wife, Laura.

Anna BighamAnna Bigham

Anna founded Hidden Wounds in 2009 after she suffered post-war challenges alongside her younger brother, Marine Corporal Mills Palmer Bigham.  She serves as Executive Director, guiding Hidden Wounds with her vision and overseeing all aspects of the organization.

When her brother succumbed to his hidden wounds with a gunshot to his forehead on October 19, 2009, Anna decided that his death would not be in vain.  She focused her efforts on starting an organization that provides the support returning veterans need to overcome psychological injuries, post-war challenges, and to increase education and awareness among veterans, their family or caretaker, and the community.

Anna is the 2012 Recipient of the Invisible Heroes Award given by The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) whose mission encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe.

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