Veteran Stories

Our Commitment to Veterans

While AmeriVet is dedicated to providing innovative capital markets, public finance, and institutional agency trading solutions and services, we have never lost sight of our core mission: to engage with the local veteran community and connect them to resources available to them. For AmeriVet, this is part of our commitment to deliver results with integrity.

Our Veteran Stories

Veteran, U.S. Army (BGen, Retired)

Brian Layer, Board of Directors

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Brian Layer served in a variety of leadership assignments culminating as the Army Chief of Transportation and Commandant of the Army Transportation School and Center. He has directed both global sustainment and surface distribution ope...

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Veteran, U.S. Army (MajGen, Retired)

John Wharton, Board of Directors

John Wharton was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981. His first assignment was Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as main supply platoon leader and company commander, 15th Supply and Transport Bat...

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We Remember: March 14th, 1973

Robert Jones, Board of Directors

On March 14th, 1973 Bob Jones, who currently sits on the Board of Directors at AmeriVet Securities, returned home to the United States after 62 months of captivity at the 'Hanoi Hilton' in Vietnam. Bob Jones served in the United States Air Force as an F4D fighter pilot during the Vietnam War. Dur...

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Veteran, U.S. Army (LtCol, Retired)

Elton Johnson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

Shortly after graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Elton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR). He served in the 4th Marine Division for two years as an Artilleryman before obtaining a conditional release and a lateral transfer to the U.S. Army in order to volunteer fo...

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Veteran, U.S. Navy

Patrick Perdue, Managing Director

Patrick received his commission as a Naval Officer following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy and entered the Naval Nuclear Power Program (Submarines). Patrick attended Naval Nuclear Power Training School in Orlando, Florida and subsequently conducted his Nuclear Prototype training in Char...

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Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps

Steven Kay, Senior Vice President

Steven Kay joined the United States Marine Corps in June 2009. Three days after graduating high school, Steve left for Marine Corps boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. After thirteen weeks of boot camp, Steven continued to five weeks of combat training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Upon co...

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