The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation for The Catastrophically Injured 

2022 

BUILDING ON A REMARKABLE LEGACY

15th year ANNIVERSARY

The
Gene Vance Jr. Foundation's
mission to increase
the quality of life
for our wounded veterans
is admirable..  

 JOSEPH ROBINETTE BIDEN Jr.  

 46th U.S. President 

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 Those who answer the call of service to our country will always have my support. I am glad to know they have yours too.
Thank you again for all you do.
God bless you and
God bless our troops.

 

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 JOE BIDEN 

 46th U.S. President 

In 2021 here in Afghanistan we have a new mission...we will never forget the sacrifice of Gene Vance Jr. and all our service members.. 

 GENERAL AUSTIN SCOTT MILLER
 Commander U.S. & NATO FORCES 
Resolute Support, Afghanistan 

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The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation has a great deal to offer and promising ideas... helping to move us in the right direction.  

 JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV
Former United States Senator 

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 My congratulations and thanks to the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation as we celebrate its anniversary of supporting our nation's heroes..

 JOE MANCHIN III
United States Senator  

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SSG Vance’s legacy lives on through  the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation, which provides much-needed support to wounded veterans..

SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO
United States Senator  

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...we will never forget the sacrifice of Gene Vance Jr.
and all our service members..
 

 GENERAL AUSTIN SCOTT MILLER 

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Former Commander
U.S. & NATO FORCES 
Resolute Support, Afghanistan  

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Former Commander       Joint Special Operations Command    

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Former Captain
Delta Force  

 ...I applaud The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to this cause. Please accept my congratulations on a job well done.

 JAMES CONLEY JUSTICE II  

36th Governor of West Virginia 

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 ..the world is fortunate to have The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation
making a difference..

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 VICE ADMIRAL (Ret.)
MATTHEW L. NATHAN, MD, FACP, FACHE

Senior Fellow 

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37th Surgeon General, U.S. Navy

Former Chief of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

I applaud the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation's commitment..thank
you from the bottom of my heart..
 

U.S. MARINE STAFF SERGEANT (Ret.)
MARK ZAMBON


Climbed to the top 
of Mt. Kilimanjaro 
18 months after losing both legs.

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...we greatly appreciate the 
Gene Vance Jr. Foundation advancing opportunities 
for others.. 

MAJOR GENERAL JAMES A. HOYER (Ret.) 

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Director
COVID-19 Joint Interagency Task Force, W.V.

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Senior Consultant
Office of Strategic Initiatives
West Virginia University 

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Former Adjutant General

W.V. National Guard

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The finest honor for anyone in uniform is being remembered through the advancement of care for fellow Service members. The hard work and perseverance the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation brings to this arena is an example to all.      

REAR ADMIRAL (Ret.)
THOMAS R. CULLISON M.D. 

Adjunct Fellow

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Former Deputy Surgeon General U.S. Navy ; Former Vice Chief  U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

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 ...Gene Vance Jr. was a leader
who was willing to sacrifice for our state and country ..

 BRIGADIER GENERAL
WILLIAM E. CRANE

 The Adjutant General W.V. National Guard

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We share a common goal. The Gene Vance Jr Foundation is focused on providing innovative support capable of transforming the quality of life for the severely injured, especially wounded veterans and their families... 

BOHDAN POMAHAC , M.D. 

Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner

Distinguished Chair in Surgery 

Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation

  
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School                              

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The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation is leading a nationwide effort that advances the quality
of care possible..
  

 L. SCOTT LEVIN, MD, FACS, FAOA
Developer  of Orthoplastic Surgery

Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Paul B. Magnuson Professor

of Bone and Joint Surgery (with tenure)

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The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation

 has had a tremendous impact on those service members whose injuries require highly subspecialized care..

 ALEXANDER YONG-SHIK SHIN, M.D.
Orthopeadic and Hand Surgeon  

Professor of Surgery - Richard A. Berger
2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

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...a collaborative effort would  ensure the best outcomes. The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation serves as a great resource to help facilitate this team effort of maximizing care for our wounded warriors..   

 JULIAN JOSEPH PRIBAZ M.D. 
Plastic Surgeon
 

 Professor of Surgery

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 ..may the family and friends of SSG Vance find comfort in the incredible work the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation is doing to help the catastrophically injured, especially wounded veterans. Thank you for   always making a difference..

 VICE ADMIRAL (Ret.)
MATTHEW L. NATHAN, MD, FACP, FACHE

37th Surgeon General of the US Navy 

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  Michael M.J. Minc has been incredibly supportive towards our nation's injured soldiers and is  terrifically effective through ​the Gene Vance Jr. Foundation the organization he created...  

JAIMIE TROYAL SHORES, M.D.  

Associate Professor of Plastic &  Reconstructive Surgery

Clinical  Director, Hand/Arm Transplant