Jim Nalepa Ntl. Chairman

about the chairman

Jim Nalepa graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. He served in various leadership capacities in the United States Army, first with the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany and then with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He was a member of the Grenada Rescue Mission in 1983. He left active service as a Captain in 1984.

Jim is currently a partner in Academy Leadership, a leadership training company founded by West Point and Annapolis graduates to bring the tenets of military leadership to organizations around the world. Jim is the Past President of the West Point Society of Chicago, a former board member of the USO of Illinois, and a Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He resides in Hinsdale, Illinois and Palm Beach, Florida.

Jim Nalepa 1983 Airborne

A Message from the Chairman

I want to welcome every veteran, service members, and families, and many other patriotic Americans to our Patriotic Veterans website. As President Trump recently pointed out, “the blood shed by patriotic Americans is not black or white, brown or yellow… it is all the same red blood of people created by the same God.”

As veterans, we have all been blessed to fight for a very exceptional country… We have fought as liberators not conquerors around the world.

Patriotic Veterans was established in 2008 to provide veterans and other voters with information on public policy issues of importance to veterans: the Veterans Administration Scandal, The Affordable Care Act, issues arising before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, flag burning, etc. We salute one of our founders, Lt. Col. Ret. “Chuck” Thoman of Annapolis, Maryland, one of the very few surviving combat veterans of our last three major wars who was our national spokesman when we started.

I thank you for your interest in learning more about Patriotic Veterans and even more for your dedication and service to our great Country… the United States of America.

God Bless our Veterans,

Jim Nalepa, Ntl. Chairman

Col. Ret. “Chuck” Thoman