VetsFirst Finds New Leader
United Spinal Association recently announced the appointment of Ross Meglathery as the new director of VetsFirst, its program that helps thousands of vets reintegrate into their communities. Prior to his appointment at VetsFirst, Meglathery spent over 15 years in the military. Subsequently, he was selected as a Congressional Marine Fellow where he worked on Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans and Small Business issues. Meglathery is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Reserve.

As a civilian, Mr. Meglathery has worked as a program analyst at the Office of Special Programs at the Department of Homeland Security for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance matters. “United Spinal is privileged to have such an honored veteran and accomplished talent as Ross take leadership of our VetsFirst program,” said Joe Gaskins, president and CEO of United Spinal. “Ross brings an in-depth knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the challenges our veterans confront when returning home,” he added.

For his military service, Meglathery was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Purple Heart and the Combat Action Ribbon. Meglathery is a graduate of Harvard University where