Lt Col Maxwell: Bringing More Meaning Into All Our Lives
My good friend, lawyer and Marine Major Justin Constantine recently, brought to my attention a speech by Jeff Johnson, a retired Marine Master Sergeant about Lieutenant Colonel Tim Maxwell. Justin thought the Character Building Project site is an appropriate platform to share Lt Col Maxwell’s story. We agree and encourage others to share stories that awaken awareness of the struggles the members of wounded warrior community endure and overcome. Next week we will post Jeff Johnson’s speech. Today, we offer background on Lt Col Maxwell.
Lt Col Tim Maxwell’s life is an amazing story shattering people’s perceptions of what is possible. Maxwell is a man who a truly leads by example. He was the main catalyst for the formation of the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, and in recognition of his efforts, the Corps named the wounded warrior barracks at Camp Lejeune after him. Since September 1941, Camp Lejeune has been the home of “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness.”
Lt Col Maxwell is especially dedicated to helping those who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), probably because he can relate to those men and women very well due to the nature of his own injuries. It is not unusual for Lt Col Maxwell to drive halfway across the country to visit injured Marines or Soldiers who need his help, and in the last few years has started to organize grass roots support groups for families with someone suffering from TBI. In fact, he and his wife have recently started a movement to create a permanent wounded warrior retreat site on 92 acres of land an hour outside of Richmond, VA. To gain a better understanding of those rare people who don’t just cope with adversity but who learn to convert their challenges into everyday greatness please visit Lt Col Maxwell’s website… www.sempermax.com.