I’m lucky in my work that I get to meet many amazing people. One of those people was an intern for us at Silverback Social named Chris Maloney. Chris is an MBA Candidate at Fordham & Marine Corps Officer. He’s a  U.S. Marine, Pilot VMGR-452 “Yankees.” According to his Linkedin profile Chris,

“transitioned from full-time active duty in 2013, joining Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 452 as a reserve officer. Currently fly the KC-130T “Hercules” aircraft and support missions around the world.”

He’s a true American hero, so when he asked me to visit Stewart Air National Guard Base to speak about social media, I jumped at the chance.  Chris was generous enough to allow my family to join me as well. This was an important one for me as a Father. To have my girls there seeing their Daddy on stage giving back, and to see these honorable men and women in service to our country.  Well, it’s a day I’ll never forget.  Chris gave the girls a tour of the base. I’m sure it’s an experience the girls will never forget.  As is usual in these cases I always get more in return then I gave.  I’m proud to be an American, and so proud to have given this gift of knowledge to those who attended. What great people.  God bless America!

To learn more about why I’m giving a gift every day for 69 days, please read this If you have any ideas where I can give, what I can give, or how I can go about giving please either email me at chrisdessi@silverbacksocial.com, text or call 646 645 4171, comment  below or find me on Twitter @chrisdessi

Tags :