Air Force Veteran
Vince Loran is originally from Bronx, NY and Puerto Rico, and currently resides with his lovely wife Ana in Alexandria, Virginia. He served in the United States Air Force for over 21 years in two distinct career fields. Initially as an Aircraft Electrical/Environmental Systems Technician and later as a Military Equal Opportunity Specialist. He completed a special duty assignment at the Inter-American Air Force Academy as an International Military Training Leader. Vince culminated his active duty service as the Military Equal Opportunity Superintendent at Bolling AFB, DC and retired with the rank of (E-7) Master Sergeant.
Since his retirement, Vince worked as a contractor for Customs and Border Protection as a Senior Technical Trainer. He served as the Diversity Program Manager for USDA/Food Nutrition Service and later was given an opportunity to stay in the Agency part-time as a Management Analyst while he pursuing his degree. Shortly thereafter, Vince left the Federal Government to explore the nonprofit arena and entrepreneurial opportunities. He was accepted to be part of the Board of Directors for the Fifty Shades of Purple against Bullying nonprofit organization and received his bachelor degree with highest honors in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University.
Vince learned about the Dog Tag Bakery Fellowship program while attending one of the wonderful and informative 100 Entrepreneur luncheons; however, was already committed to be part of the Mission Continues Bravo Class fellowship at the United Way. He jumped on the next opportunity and was accepted to be part of the Dog Tag Fellowship fifth’s cohort.
Vince is also an active Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Alumni, and WWP Peer Support Group facilitator in Northern Virginia. He is 110% committed in continuing his service to others and believes the Dog Tag Fellowship program will be instrumental in assisting him become a brilliant citizen leader with resilience. He hopes to actively lead and motivate others to the advancement of the common good in humanity and continue to aspire respect, value and appreciation of all walks of life. He lives by his personal motto “Building Bridges of Understanding and Tearing Down Walls of Separation”.