Our Founder - Sergeant First Class Moore

Sergeant First Class Brian Moore enlisted in the U.S Army in July 1981 and retired after more than 20 years of active duty service in March 2002. After retiring from the Army, he worked at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation managing a portion of the cleanup efforts at the 105K East facility. Then in 2005, Brian was given an opportunity to work as a manager with BNSF Railway, where he still works full time within the mechanical department.

Since his retirement from the Army in 2002, Brian's passion has been helping his fellow veterans get in contact with local groups and organizations that support veterans' needs. He is working with business leaders in the community to provide assistance and has donated countless hours to local non-profits that provide assistance to veterans.

For several years now, Brian has donated countless hours and a large amount of his military pension towards helping disabled veterans. In 2016, some of his friends and family suggested that he start a local 501c3 charitable organization, and with that, Friends of Disabled Veterans was established.

Our Current Board Members

Brian K. Moore - CEO/Executive Director/Secretary

Cleve Paulsell - President

Barrett Brown - Operations Director

Jim Aust - Executive Director