- June 03, 2014
- Posted by MCC
Clay Skeens and Jim Dyson are far from being newcomers to leadership. Combined, the two carry nearly 25 years of military experience and have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women and men from the Army and Marine Corps have undoubtedly benefited from the drive of these two men. This time around, Skeens and Dyson are once again answering the call to serve, this time in communities and public lands in the Northern Rockies. While they aren’t from Montana originally, the opportunity to lead fellow Service Members and Veterans for Veterans Green Corps was too enticing to pass up.
Jim Dyson served in the Army for the last 20 years. He’s enlisted in all three components of the Army—active duty, reservist, and currently as a guardsman. He’s completed multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and holds numerous specialties, including field medic and military police. Dyson joined MCC in 2012 as a crew member and says he looks forward to not only leading his crew but gaining conservation knowledge from a wide variety of projects this season.
Clay Skeens joins MCC fresh off receiving his Forestry Degree from the University of Montana. Originally from Florida, Skeens decided to move west after serving two tours in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps. Skeens has kept at his passion for serving active and former service members through activities like serving as President of UM’s Student Veterans Association. Skeens says he is excited to join MCC and looks forward to being a voice for Montana Veterans.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Veterans Green Corps, there are new positions available for a fall-term.
Term dates: Aug. 18 - Oct. 31
Compensation: $650 bi-weekly
Full details of the program and benefits of serving with MCC are available here: http://mtcorps.org/positions/veterans/vet-corpsmember
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