Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO.
Effective January 25, 2017, Brigadier General USA (Ret) Tom Landwermeyer replaced Major General USA (Ret) Timothy McHale as President. McHale vacated his position of four years at HFOT to assume a leadership role at another nonprofit that provides housing for elderly Veterans and their widows.
Landwermeyer previously served for five years as Chief Operating Officer at Armed Services YMCA of the U.S.A., a military affiliated nonprofit that provides programs and services to active duty junior enlisted Troops across the country.
“After a comprehensive search process, our board has found the best person to build upon HFOT’s impressive accomplishments under current President and CEO, Timothy McHale,” says Richard Cody, Board Chairman at Homes For Our Troops. “Tom’s dedication to the brave men and women who serve in our military, combined with his business acumen and the ability to effectively communicate and execute strategic plans, make him the ideal person to lead HFOT in its next phase of growth.”
Landwermeyer was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant in 1976 upon graduation from West Point, and became an Army Aviator in 1981. During his 33 year military career, he led both armor and aviation units at all levels from platoon to his final tactical position as Deputy Commanding General of 2d Infantry Division. He held key staff positions at U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Forces Japan and culminated his career on the Army Staff at the Pentagon. His duty assignments have been throughout the United States, Germany, Japan, Bosnia, Iraq and Korea.
Outgoing President, Timothy McHale, will continue to serve HFOT on its Board of Directors.
“It will take strong and consistent leadership to guide HFOT to effectively meet its timelines and far reaching objectives for 2017 and beyond,” says McHale. “Tom is a great American, and his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for taking care of our nation’s military families assures me that the future of the organization is in the best possible hands.”
Landwermeyer began his position at Homes For Our Troops on January 25, 2017.
“Joining the incredible legacy and cadre of professionals at HFOT is indeed an honor for me,” says Landwermeyer. “I look forward to building upon the current strategic trajectory Tim McHale has set for the organization, and HFOT’s financial sustainability. I am equally excited about the opportunity to assist even more Veterans in acquiring the homes they need to rebuild their lives.”
HFOT has completed over 225 specially adapted homes nationwide, and is currently working with another 200 severely injured Veterans of post 9/11 wars in need of an adapted home.