Patrick Ketchum is a former Army infantry soldier and medically-retired non-commissioned officer with more than thirteen years of active service. He served in over 40 months of combat, deploying twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.

Patrick is now a regional operations manager for The Mission Continues, a veteran non-profit organization that is on a mission to connect veterans with under-resourced communities. The Mission Continues empowers veterans to continue their service and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible impact. Patrick is a leading advocate for veterans working together to improve their lives through service. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Patrick is a charter member of the NPCA Veterans Council.