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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Veteran Focused Events

There are numerous non-profit organizations and/or veteran service organizations providing a variety of services to our returning veterans. It can often be difficult for veterans to either navigate through these resources or find the resource that is right for them. In addition, many organizations are looking to connect with veterans but do not know how or where to engage with them. At AmeriVet Securities, we pride ourselves on being the leader in veteran engagement. We do this by helping connect veterans to the resources available to them, while also helping organizations connect to the veteran community. This engagement ensures the personal and professional success of our transitioning veterans. Below you will find various events AmeriVet staff have dedicated their time and resources to.

April 8, 2019

Horsepower with Team RWB and Gallop NYC

Team RWB coordinated a volunteer event with Gallop NYC, an...
April 5, 2019

Foundation for Women Warriors and Virtu Financial Women Veterans Leadership Workshop

Staff from Virtu Financial partnered with Foundation for Women Warriors...
April 3, 2019

JP Morgan “Exploring Financial Services Opportunities for Veteran Talent” Panel

Staff from AmeriVet Securities attended JP Morgan’s panel “Exploring Financial...
March 30, 2019

#hermission Service Project with The Mission Continues

Led by Mercedes Elias, AmeriVet Securities Head of Veteran Engagement,...
March 28, 2019

Bunker Labs’ Veterans in Residence Launch Party

Bunker Labs, a non-profit organization supporting active duty and veteran...
March 27, 2019

NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab Graduation

The NYU Tandon Veterans Future Lab, sponsored by Barclays, is...
March 24, 2019

Team RWB and #hashtaglunchbagbk

Staff from AmeriVet Securities teamed up with Team RWB once...