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WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council welcomes Ken Falke, the chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the EOD Warrior Foundation, and CEO of Shoulder2Shoulder, Inc., to the Advisory Council for its Millennium Leadership Program, the Council’s flagship center for cultivating the next generation of international security leaders.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council is now accepting applications for its third class of Veterans Take Point Initiative fellows. The Take Point Initiative provides world-class training, professional networking and mentorship, and grants to post-9/11 veterans seeking to become nonprofit and thought leaders in international affairs. All eligible veterans are encouraged to apply at www.takepointx.org before October 1, 2016.
The Atlantic Council will offer three of its Veteran Take Point fellows the chance to present their innovative policy projects before a live audience of “Challenge Voters” on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. At the end of the competition, dubbed the Veterans Take Point Foreign Policy Challenge, audience members will vote to determine the recipient of $20,000 in seed funding. Each of the three presenters has developed a project that explores key policy issues, including veteran reintegration, refugee resettlement, and unconventional warfare, through different media.
The Atlantic Council is taking the lead in developing the next generation of veteran foreign policy leaders. Through an intensive fellowship program dubbed “Take Point”, the Council and Bob Woodruff Foundation will offer professional training, networking, engagement with senior foreign policy heavyweights such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Gov. Jon Huntsman, and General James Cartwright, and $75,000 in seed funding to support veteran-run foreign policy initiatives. The Council is currently accepting applications for this program with a deadline of August 16 via www.TakePointX.org.
The Atlantic Council is convening twenty-one exceptional rising leaders from around the world this week in Washington, DC for the formal launch of the Millennium Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to connect innovative  leaders under thirty-five years old who will shape the twenty-first century and empower them to pursue transformational change with a global vision.
The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leadership Program, in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, is proud to announce Navy F/A-18 pilot Benjamin Kohlmann and his initiative, the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF), as the winner of the inaugural Take Point Initiative Competition. Selected by a panel of distinguished judges from the ten projects proposed by each of the ten Take Point Fellows, Ben and DEF will receive $25,000 in seed funding to further their mission of fostering a culture of innovation within the military and throughout the defense sector. Other competition finalists included projects from former 82nd Airborne paratrooper Zachary McDonald (Service2School), and former Marine Corps Captain Amanda Burke (Team Rubicon). Congratulations to Ben, DEF, and to all of the Take Point Fellows for their innovative ideas, invaluable skills, and passion for service.


    

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