Patrick Flood

Patrick Flood is CEO & Founder of Owners in Honor, a non-profit foundation that empowers veterans to carry forward American small businesses, He holds an MBA from Duke University, an MS in Defense Analysis from Naval Postgraduate School, and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional credential. Patrick has over 25 years of military service as a Green Beret, and is the recipient of multiple honors, including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Mission Honor Award.


A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, instructs a student on a proper draw technique of noncommissioned officer sword during Corporals Course at the Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, July 17, 2019. The Marines and a Sailor with SPMAGTF-CR-AF 19.2 participated in the course that consisted of classes on land navigation, sword and guidon manual, and development of mentorship and leadership skills. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Mark E. Morrow Jr.)

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