Mary Beth Bruggeman | Vice President of Program Strategy

Office: Washington, D.C.

Hometown:

Reston, Virginia

School:

U.S. Naval Academy, Georgetown University

Proudest moment in my career:

Leading a company of Marines into Iraq during the 2003 invasion…and then leading them back out safely!

Book on your nightstand:

“Duty” by Robert Gates

My favorite memory at The Mission Continues:

Watching the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier while standing amongst the living Medal of Honor recipients. I was incredibly humbled to be surrounded by so many heroes.

Favorite movie/favorite current movie:

“Steel Magnolias” – Ask me again in twenty years and you’ll get the same answer.

Favorite sports team:

The Washington Redskins. Sigh. It’s not easy…

Most rewarding thing about working at The Mission Continues:

Watching a dynamic and passionate group of people take a company from the ground to greatness, all in service to our nation’s veterans.

Exciting project currently in works:

Launching new platoons in our region! I just love watching this organization grow and spread throughout the country.

Most over used phrase I say:

“That’s awesome!”

Song that describes you:

“Chasing the Sun” by Sara Bareilles

Who would you dine with (dead or alive):

Sheryl Sandberg