Operation Warrior Shield is led by CMSgt(ret) Edward Schloeman, Walter Primoff, and Lt Col. (ret) Patrick Kernan and their capable Board of Directors and Advisors.
Ed Schloeman, and the late Jerry Yellin, who passed away in 2017, established OWS in 2016 and had traveled the country speaking on behalf of the non-religious modality of Transcendental Meditation –TM. In turn, they became partners with many veteran service organizations –Wounded Warrior Project, USO, US Army, USMC, NYC Department of Veterans Services, NYPD, and others.
Today, with relationships with the David Lynch Foundation and The NY Open Center OWS continues to bring proven treatments to help “heal the hidden wounds” and to build resilience to the stresses of life. And, in 2020, with a new partnership with The Doris Day Animal Foundation, Hope for Heroes, and Tunnel to Towers Foundation, OWS has established Operation Companion Canine which provides companion dogs to America’s most seriously wounded Veterans.