JC Cheshire – President
I joined Warrior Battalion because Troy was a friend of mine. I believed in his mission to help other Veterans and to end Veteran Suicide. I take all suicide seriously and want to help anyone thinking about doing it, and help them get out of the rut they may be in that makes them want to take their own life. I love humanity as a whole and hope to help end suffering and the struggles Veterans face when transitioning back into civilian life. The struggles I have faced when trying to work in these environments of civilian life are unlike our experience in the service and can become overwhelming especially after returning from war with PTSD. That is just a small example of many struggles that Veterans may be facing, but just one of the many things that drive me to be a part of this great organization and something bigger than myself.
Rhett Perdue – Treasurer
I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my eight-month-old granddaughter. Additionally, I like going and volunteering at church in Shepherdsville and I enjoy watching NFL football and being in fantasy football leagues.
I respect veterans of all branches of service I want to be able to help our veterans find and get all the benefits they are entitled to, educate them about Veterans Affairs programs, and be able to help veterans who are struggling with the complexities of life.
Kentucky Air National Guard 28 years.
USAF Veteran Active Guard & Reserve 19 years.
Currently a Contacting Specialist with HR Solutions at Ft. Knox for ZantechIT
Josh Daugherty – Board Member & Executive Director
My name is Josh Daugherty. I’m a retired Army Infantry Officer. I spent over 20 years serving in the Kentucky National Guard and am a veteran of the Iraq war (2003-2005, 2011-2012). Currently I am a Federal Civilian employee at Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY where I also live. I volunteer with Warrior Battalion because I am passionate about improving the quality of life for all our military veterans and especially concerned at the rate our veterans are taking their own lives. It is my belief that veterans helping veterans is the most significant way to win this fight against suicide. #neverstopserving
Rob Cooley – Board Member
I joined the Navy in 1993 as a Naval Hospital Corpsman spending 9 years on Active Duty. Three of these years were spent at 1st Marine Division, 1st Light Armored Recon as a Marine-Regulation Corpsman; meaning I chose to follow all Marine Corps standards and regulations to include grooming, physical fitness, and the wear of USMC uniforms. After a deployment to the Middle East and fulfillment of my first contract I was trained as a Physical Therapy Assistant and stationed at Naval Base Ventura County where I decided to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree. My second enlistment ended approximately a year after 9/11 and I decided to sever ties with the military. A few short years is all it took and I found my purpose again, joining the Kentucky Army National Guard in pursuit of becoming a Commissioned Officer through their Traditional Officer Candidate School (OCS). I have been commissioned since 2008, and have served as a Military Police Officer, a Resilience Coordinator, an Army Career Counselor, and finally in my current capacity as a Public Affairs Officer. Currently, I have over 26 years of service and continue to serve with no current plans of slowing down. I have 4 beautiful kids, 1 who serves next to me in the KYARNG and 2 others who plan to when they’re of age. I was a close personal friend of Troy Yocum for over a decade and I believe heavily in his vision to end the epidemic that is veteran suicide. I have 2 overseas deployments and many activations for local and national disasters which include being called up to manage all COVID Operations for the state of Kentucky during the pandemic.