VFP Class 2023-2024
Christopher Bourne

Christopher Bourne served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps for twenty-eight years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and master’s degrees from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the National War College. He works as a business development and strategic planning consultant and serves on the board of the National Center for Healthy Veterans.


Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown served in the US Navy for twelve years. He held various leadership and operational roles, culminating in command of USS Scout (MCM 8). He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and former CNO Strategic Studies Group Fellow. He now leads the mental health care company Chimney Trail, which aims to eliminate pathological anxiety, depression, and suicide through preventive cognitive behavioral therapy.


Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce is managing counsel, product liability litigation at Tesla Motors. After thirty combined years of active duty and reserve service as an infantry and artillery officer, Bruce retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from the US Naval Academy, is a graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, and was a deputy district attorney in San Diego for seventeen years.


Gregory Eason

Greg Eason is a Navy veteran with years of industry experience as a real estate development manager and real estate investor. He currently serves as cofounder of Cascade Centennial, a real estate startup whose mission is to build sustainable communities by developing multifamily residential projects in partnership with faith organizations, nonprofit institutions, and community stakeholders. 


Claudia Flores

Claudia Flores served as a naval cryptologist before earning her commission as a naval intelligence officer. Her tours of duty included an overseas assignment, combat deployments, and service on the Joint Staff. Following her military career, she began working in state government and is now a policy director focused on state legislative and budget development. She is pursuing a PhD in public administration.


Marcus Landers

Marcus Landers served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps for six years. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is the founder of ResiLift Solutions, a climate adaptation startup, and the vice president of business development for Payne Construction Services, a structural lifting contractor.


John Moses

John Moses served for twenty-three years as a senior enlisted soldier. Most recently, he volunteered as a case manager for the evacuation of Afghans through Kabul International Airport, and he continues to support their resettlement in the United States. He is currently a technology executive and an elected member of the school committee in his community.


Trill Paullin

Trillitye Paullin is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, currently serving her eighteenth year in the Army National Guard, and is the CEO and cofounder of Free to Feed. After her daughters suffered through food reactions to proteins transferred from her diet to breast milk, she invented the first at-home test kit to detect allergens in human milk. She holds a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology.


Adrian Perkins

Adrian Perkins served eight years in the US Army, where he achieved the rank of captain and earned a Bronze Star. He is a 2008 graduate and class president of the US Military Academy at West Point. Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, he is the former mayor of the City of Shreveport and a graduate of Harvard Law School.

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