Gerald Kapinos

"Gerald is from Sun Prairie, WI and graduated from SPHS in 2000.  Following the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served as a member of Security Forces.  After training, Gerald was assigned to the 99 ABW, at Nellis AFB.  In 2003 he deployed to the 380 AEW to support OIF & OEF.  Upon his return, he was assigned to the 10 ABW at the USAF Academy in CO, and was deployed to Iraq in mid 2006 through mid 2007.  During that deployment, Gerald completed his degree requirements and was awarded his Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force.

Upon completion of his active duty commitment in 2008, Gerald entered UW-Whitewater for a semester before finally transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was president of the UW's SVA Chapter, Vets for Vets.  In February 2009, he started getting involved with SVA above the chapter level, and served as the Wisconsin State Director.  He served as the Midwest Regional Director from April 2009 to May 2010.  He also served on SVA's Board of Directors through 2010.  Gerald graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 2010 with a B.A. in History with Honors and a Certificate in Middle East Studies.

Now Gerald is employed as a Program Manager on SVA's staff and remains dedicated to helping yesterday's warriors and today's scholars become tomorrow's leaders."
Gerald Kapinos
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