Vince Patton

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Managing Partner, Pinnacle Five LLC
Location Alexandria, VA, United States
Introduction Born and raised in Detroit, MI. Served 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, retiring 1 Nov 02 as the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Currently, I am one of the five managing partners of Pinnacle Five, LLC — a veteran-owned small business formed in 2007 by linking five top senior enlisted leaders and their respective companies, and most importantly, their commitment to veterans. The primary objective is to help educate businesses and the American public on the significant value veterans bring to the workplace. I am a devout Unitarian Universalist and heavily involved in church work and volunteer as a mission relief worker in Haiti. I also serve on a number of boards for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. I love and enjoy life and the people I come in contact with. My personal core values are People, Passion and Performance, and my favorite saying, "It's All Good!"
Interests History buff (American, Biblical, and World history)
Favorite Movies "My Cousin Vinny" - "Slumdog Millionaire" - "Milk" - "The Blind Side" - "Avatar"
Favorite Music Jazz, Classical, Motown & Philly Sound R&B, 90's pop/rock
Favorite Books "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Paul Farmer; "Roots" by Alex Haley; "Lincoln on Leadership" by Don Phillips; "Hell Roaring Mike Healy" by Dennis Noble

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

Easier to go to the bathroom without being seen.