ADAM ROCKE, (Col., USA, Ret.)
Adam Rocke recently retired as an Army Colonel and career Infantryman who served as Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff and as the Director of the Soldier for Life Program. He led the U.S. Army’s effort to create a network of enablers connecting Soldiers, Veterans, and families with employment, education, and healthcare required to successfully reintegrate into civilian society. To achieve this goal, he linked Army, government and community efforts to build relationships that support 135,000+ transitioning Soldiers and their families each year. Throughout his distinguished military career, Adam served in various infantry and special operations units from Platoon to Brigade with numerous deployments overseas supporting the War on Terror.
Adam continues his mission to assist service members and their families in his civilian career as the Managing Director of NS2 Serves, an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by SAP National Security Services, Inc. designed to give back to the community it serves by training and employing veterans in high-tech careers. The course is open to post-9/11 U.S. military service veterans and reservists, transitioning service members, and Gold Star spouses who meet certain eligibility requirements. NS2 Serves provides training and employment assistance in a full- time, 8-12 week course, offering participants training in world-class software solutions that lead to certifications that support U.S. national security needs and commercial enterprises; thus leading to meaningful careers.
Adam is a staunch advocate for Veterans and their families and serves as a Personal Brand Ambassador for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring our Heroes Foundation, on the Board of Trustees at Home Builders Institute, as well as serving on the Association of the United States Army Retired Soldier and Veterans Affairs Committee, along with The American Legion Innovation Task Force on Veterans Employment and Training, and on a variety of other Advisory roles with Veteran-serving organizations.