Rotary Club of Houston

August 27, 2015


Chuck Bagnato

Executive Director

Lone Star Veterans Association

“Making Texas the Best Place for Post-911 Veterans and Their Families”

We are pleased to welcome Chuck Bagnato to our podium on August 27. He is a distinguished Marine fighter pilot with numerous awards including the Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with one gold star, and others. Bagnato joined the Marines immediately after high school and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 28 years of service flying mostly the AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet. LtCol Bagnato joined the Lone Star Veterans Association in 2014 as Executive Director. The Rotary Club of Houston continues as a strong supporter of veterans affairs – you will be delighted to hear the important words Chuck has for us.

Bill Lee, 2015-2016 Program Chair

The Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA) was founded in 2009 with the vision of preventing veterans’ unemployment, substance abuse, family challenges, homelessness, crime, and suicide. As of today, LSVA has over 6000 total members, roughly half of which are post-911 veterans.

The Veteran Career Transition program assists members in the transition to a civilian career by providing free access to LSVA’s online job bank, resume workshops, and benefits seminars. They also host a twice-monthly networking luncheon, which was responsible for over 500 veteran hires since 2010.

The LSVA indeed provides important services to our veterans and deserves our support. We are delighted that Chuck Bagnato is available to speak to us.


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