|Dr. John Harrison serves as Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), Alexandria, VA and Project Director of the CADCA “VetCorps”. John served 32 years in uniform with the United States Army in a variety of leadership and management roles. During his first 21 years of service (1968 to 1990), he helped care for the needs of Soldiers and their families around the world. In 1990, John began a decade of service as a special assistant to numerous four-star leaders. Those officials included the Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, Korea; Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Commander, NATO Peace Stabilization Force, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; and The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr. Harrison was presented the Army Distinguished Service Medal upon his retirement from active duty in April 2001. In May, 2001, John first joined CADCA and served two years as Vice President, Membership & Administration. In October 2003, he took a work ‘sabbatical’ to complete a ten-year teaching experience with first the Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, VA and later with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Arlington, VA. Dr. Harrison holds numerous academic credentials, to include a graduate degree in education and counseling; graduate certificates in leadership studies and defense and security studies; and a doctorate in management and organizational leadership. John is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), by the Human Resources Certification Institute, Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, Virginia. He continues to teach graduate-level leadership and management courses for Central Michigan University.