Gretchen Klingler

Gretchen Klingler, Veterans Outreach Manager

Gretchen arrives at the USGLC with outreach experience gained from the National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Ohio Charities.  While serving as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator at the NVMM, Gretchen worked to build and engage the museum’s veteran network, partnering with community, veteran service organization, and business leaders to create successful programming locally, across the state of Ohio, and nationwide.  At VFW Ohio Charities, she supported veteran service and fraternal organizations in meeting their charitable giving and legislative goals.  Gretchen is an Air Force veteran, an Ohio State Buckeye alumna, a 2017 Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholar, and previously a member of the USGLC’s Veterans for Smart Power network.

Posts by Gretchen Klingler

  • March 30, 2022

    Female Engagement Teams: More than Soldiers

    Gretchen Klingler | March 30, 2022

    The early 2000s brought important opportunities for women to serve on the front lines of combat in the U.S. military. With operations increasing in Iraq and Afghanistan, a region of the world where gendered spaces are common and intergender...

  • February 23, 2022

    Serving Again: American Veterans Welcome Afghan Allies

    Gretchen Klingler | February 23, 2022

    As Afghan interpreters, allies, and their families seek refuge in the United States following America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, communities across the nation are answering the call to create a new home for these families who have given up so...