Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Region

John Pera

Office Location: Washington, D.C.

john.pera@travismanion.org

Top Character Strengths

GRATITUDE - APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY - HONESTY

 

Personality Profile

What character strength do you value the most and why?
Gratitude.  Each day provides its own gifts.  While it's important to strive for bigger and better, it is perhaps more valuable to be appreciative of how you got there.  No matter your circumstance, at the end of the day, there is always something for which to be grateful.


How do your top character strengths support your work at TMF?
Growing up in a military family, you learn quickly that location is less than stable.  You'll move, meet new people, and move some more. Taking time to appreciate where you've been and the people you've been lucky to meet is incredibly important.  Instability may accentuate, but appreciation is done on a very personal level.  It took some time when I was younger to realize that my life and experiences were awesomely unique.  I appreciate that instability now, and I am each day I'm excited to interact with people who've had similar experiences.


What do you enjoy most about working with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians?
Often the leadership and character qualities possessed by our nation's veterans & their families are lost on the general public.  At TMF, we have the unique opportunity to amplify those voices and see to it that everyone can learn from their experiences.  I am honored to help demonstrate the value of our veterans, survivors, and their families.

More About John

01

Education

B.A., Political Science, Denison University.

02

Skills and Expertise

Motivation, Grand Strategy, Running a trotline.

03

Passions and Interests

Faith, Family, Navy Football.

04

Military Connection

Son of a career Naval officer; proud grandson of a WWII veteran.

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