Jerry Shaffer

Shaffer-Mobile-120x120Chairman & President of Veteran Forces.

Jerry was born January 1971 in Medina, NY. Upon graduating high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After being Honorably Discharged, he enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and in 1997 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Physical Education.

From 1998 through 2001, Jerry taught at Lake Anne Elementary School in Reston, VA. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Jerry was a full-time masters student at Virginia Polytechnic University (Virginia Tech) from 2000-2001.

On November 10, 2001 Jerry launched, which has grown to over 120,000 registered members. is the oldest and largest Marine only community on the internet.

In 2007 Jerry partnered with the 12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Gene Overstreet and co-founded Veterans Direct in Plano, TX.

In November 2012, Jerry co-founded Veteran Forces (Warrior City), a Texas based 501(c)3 non-profit.