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F.C. Air Force Vet Picked for Leadership Program

Falls Church resident Lourdes Tiglao, an Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, has been selected for Team Rubicon’s Clay Hunt Fellows Program, a year-long leadership and training program for military veterans.

The intent of the program is to develop competent professionals, capable of competing in the emergency management workforce, as well as to strengthen the veteran-led disaster relief organization.

Six fellows from across the country were named for the second class of 2014. Fellows will gain cross-functional leadership experience and be equipped with the basic skills required for nonprofit and emergency management. The fellows will also lead projects, in which they will assess the region they support and come up with a project idea – how they can improve one aspect of Team Rubicon. Results will be presented to Team Rubicon leadership for potential implementation across the organization.

The fellows will receive a $12,000 stipend for the program year, thanks to the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project, nonprofits dedicated to ensuring service members and their families thrive long after the return home.