Project One Vet @ A Time (POVAT) was established in 2019 by retired Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant William Markham, Jeffrey O’Hara, Esq., and Mark McLaughlin, MD. Looking closely at the POVAT logo, the three stars on the “A” represent these three founding members. Project OVAT was borne from Will Markham’s own struggle for appropriate Veterans Affairs (VA) disability ratings. Understanding what he endured throughout his 30-year military career, only to have to justify his injuries to the VA after it downgraded his disability rating, allows people to understand why this mission is so important and personal to him. The personal and professional relationships he developed during his challenging VA adversity remain today and enable him to meaningfully connect with the veterans POVAT serves.
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Project OVAT knows our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but more importantly through the actions of our initiatives. We realize that by working together we are able to overcome challenges much more efficiently and effectively, while simultaneously decreasing the burden on our veterans. These reasons serve as a basis for establishing the nonprofit organization and launching the Project.