Major Shannon Blake
Major, U.S. Army, Retired
Shannon B. Blake, a Major in the US Army, deployed to Afghanistan in 2003. Shannon sustained psychological and physical injuries due to combat operations. Shannon has over 20 years of professional management and leadership experience in Criminal and Evidence Law as a Police Officer, Training in Writing and Analysis Law, Litigation, Business Law, Evidence Law and Employment Law. He is a FAA commercial helicopter pilot and has a private fixed wing certification.
His medals include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th), National Defense Service Medal (2nd), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (6th), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Hourglass and “M” device) Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Overseas Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Badge with Pistol Bar, Aviator Badge, 10th Mountain Combat Badge.
Major Blake is now retired, living in Vermont with Sandy his fiancee. Future goals include becoming a better skier and increasing participation in physical indoor and outdoor activities.
Major Blake is the current President and Founder of WARRIORS SOAR. Major Blake knew more had to be done for our veterans, after losing friends in combat and suicide he broke away from the norm and formed WARRIORS SOAR. During Major Blakes recovery, he found activity-based programs to be a motivating factor in the healing process. Having the ability to interact with other veterans, share experiences, mentorship, activities and assist in the healing and reintegration of our wounded heroes became the right recipe for providing a better life for our veterans and their families.