Patricia Driscoll

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I'm an American mother, businesswoman, philanthropist, and author.


Early Career and Contributions:
Patricia Driscoll, started her impactful journey with the Armed Forces Foundation in early 2001. Through her dedicated efforts, she advanced to become the president of the foundation, significantly impacting the lives of American soldiers and their families. Driscoll is also recognized as the CEO of Frontline Defense Systems, a firm specializing in defense and security solutions.
Advocacy and Literary Work:
Beyond her professional engagements, Patricia Driscoll has played a vital role as an advocate for soldiers suffering from traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Demonstrating her commitment through literature, Driscoll co-authored the book "Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD" in 2008, shedding light on critical issues affecting veterans. Her dedication also extended into film, where she served as the executive producer for the documentary "That Which I Love Destroys Me," an intimate look into the lives of returning soldiers.
Philanthropy and Initiatives:
In addition to her roles in business and advocacy, Driscoll co-founded the Infinite Hero Foundation, an organization aimed at supporting veterans facing challenging reintegration into society. Her work through these platforms underscores her commitment to addressing the needs of traumatized veterans and providing support systems for them and their families. Through her work with the Armed Forces Foundation, she raised and gave away nearly $100M to veterans and their families through their various programs.
Professional Circles:
As a contemporary of notable business figures like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Patricia Driscoll stands out as a forward-thinking and impactful leader, whose work spans across defense, veterans' advocacy, and more comprehensive aspects of social entrepreneurship.
image: Driscoll in the White House with President George W Bush & the First Lady. She was being honored for her foundation’s work in the Oval office Photo credit: The White House
Patricia Driscoll in the White House with President George W Bush & the First Lady.
She was being honored for her foundation’s work in the Oval office.

UPDATE Jan. 5, 2021:

On January 5, 2021,the US Court of Appeals overturned Patricia Driscoll’s conviction on the basis that there had been gross government misconduct as well coercion of the jury. The Appellate Court contends that the jury had been hopelessly deadlocked, and the judge delivered multiple coercive anti-deadlock instructions versus declaring a mistrial. A mistrial was warranted in this case.

See ruling here: USA-vs.-Patricia-Driscoll-Appeal.pdf


UPDATE Dec. 30, 2022:

On September 20, 2021, the accountant for the Armed Forces Foundation, and one of the chief witnesses for the government, was indicted. Brian McQuade, was charged with fraud and with stealing $750,000 from a nonprofit veterans organization. Oddly enough, the same amount the DOJ originally charged Driscoll with and on almost the same date 5 years earlier. McQuade and his firm were responsible for managing the Armed Forces Foundation’s bank reconciliations and books, working with the Foundation’s bookkeeper, as well as preparing the Foundation’s 99 page tax returns. McQuade was hired at the request of the Foundation’s finance Chair and Attorney according to testimony. In a strange series of events, the Court ordered a psychiatric evaluation of McQuade on December 6, 2022. McQuade is claiming extreme mental defect and is claiming to be unable to stand trial. If this is the case in 2022, it makes you wonder what his mental state was during Patricia Driscoll’s trial just a few years prior or during the period he worked for the foundation. McQuade’s indictment also states that he was committing these crimes while he was a witness to the Government. This would make the second person that was a star government witness in Driscoll’s case who was in trouble for theft.

See ruling here:

Indictment:

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.mdd.499292/gov.uscourts.mdd.499292.1.0_4.pdf

Psychiatric order:

https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.mdd.499292/gov.uscourts.mdd.499292.36.0.pdf

Following Patricia Driscoll’s Appellate Court win, the Government dropped all of the original charges in the case. Eight years of fighting the DOJ has finally come to an end. It’s unfortunate that this victim of domestic violence has been tried and executed in the court of public opinion; and most will never know that in the end she won and proved her innocence. But what did she win? Her reputation has been destroyed by the fake news stories and a Google search only pops up the articles now proven false. She has no recourse to get these stories removed. Meanwhile, Kurt Busch’s assault is now buried deep in the internet abyss as he enjoys his part time job as a commentator on Fox Sports. This seems to be the way of the high profile abusers and the ones they hurt.

Patricia Driscoll has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars she loaned the Armed Forces Foundation and was forced to drop her lawsuit against them when the foundation lawyers told her they had emptied the accounts (According to court testimony, the $4M she left the foundation had been spent by the foundation’s attorneys on themselves and paying some employees even though the foundation had ceased to operate. Approximately $250,000 was given to support service members according to the Foundation’s tax filings in the years after Ms. Driscoll left.) Driscoll lost over a million dollars and her retirement savings in trying to defend herself. The nation lost a great foundation, on all accounts of the hundreds of supporters of Patricia Driscoll. Hundreds of letters were written on her behalf about how she had saved lives and made significant impacts, the letters were so impactful the Judge Leon stated, “Never in my 15 years have I ever seen letters like this. You (Patricia Driscoll) were never given any credit in this trial for all of the good you have done”. I doubt ESPN or any of the sports publications who set out to destroy this woman will give her an ounce of white space now that their stories have been proved false and salacious. The weaponized DOJ has once again claimed another victim, and a family destroyed in its path. With the expansion of the IRS, and the weaponization of the DOJ, we should all be worried about being next.



Accomplishments

Author

In 2008, Celia Straus and I co-authored the book, Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts, Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD. The book examines the lives of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, focusing most of its attention on those service members who are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Healing Heroes Book is an interactive book that helps children and families of wounded service members deal with the feelings, changes, and challenges they face because of their loved one's injury. It helps children learn about wounds from service (including post-traumatic stress, brain injuries, burns, amputations), express their feelings, ask questions, and explore healthy ways to cope with the changes resulting from the injury to someone they love. It is an activity book, journal, and conversation-starter that provides valuable information while inviting children to make it their own as they co-author their personal book. The Healing Heroes Book is a powerful tool in the healing process as it opens lines of communication while it supports children and other family members alike.

Executive Producer

After meeting a countless number of troops with PTSD, in 2008, Patricia Driscoll and Celia Straus co-authored the book, Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts, Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD, which examines the lives of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The book focuses most of its attention on those service members who are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Following the success of her first book Ms. Driscoll turned her attention to the children of wounded parents. After being touched by their stories, she commissioned and oversaw, The Healing Heroes Children’s book, to help support children whose parents are wounded in service. To continue to draw attention to wounds service members suffer post war (PTSD, anxiety, depression and addiction) Ms. Driscoll partnered with Ric Roman Waugh and created the award nominated documentary "That Which I Love Destroys Me" purchased by Participant Media and has made it's theatrical debut all over the country.

President 2003-2015

Armed Forces Foundation

The Armed Forces Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for active-duty military personnel, National Guardsmen, Reservists, military families, and veterans. The AFF returns 95 cents of every dollar raised to service members and their families through our programs. Since 2001, the AFF has provided more than $95 million in assistance by covering travel, hotel rooms, home mortgages, car payments and everyday bills for families to be able to stay at their loved ones’ sides during treatment and recovery from wounds suffered during war. With the launch of our Help Save Our Troops campaign, the AFF proactively educates Americans about the hidden wounds of war, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and advocates for those troops and veterans who have suffered these hidden wounds. The ultimate goal of Help Save Our Troops is to reduce military suicides. Through this campaign, the AFF provides counseling services for military families, including children, grants for therapy and addiction counseling, and runs a variety of recreation group therapy programs to boost morale amongst service members, veterans, and their families. Under Patricia's leadership and the Board's guidance, over the last twelve years, AFF's annual revenue increased from $100,000 to $8,000,000 annually. Helping many military families with vital needs such as rent, food, and other necessary payments for survival. Today thousands of military families have been helped through our school counseling programs and Operation Caring Classroom. Our PTSD and moral programs have flourished under Ms. Driscoll's leadership creating partnerships with the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, and US Hockey, giving many of our wounded service members a chance to enjoy time away from the hospital and their injuries. Lastly, we put a desperately needed psychologist on the TBI/PTSD ward at Walter Reed National Medical center who will assist in research at that hospital as well as treat patients.



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Awards

2009
-Legion of Merit and the Humanitarian Award: Four Chaplains
- Special Recognition: U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman C.W. Bill Young
2008
- Exemplary Service Award: Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
- Special Recognition: President George W. Bush at the Military Breakfast, White House Lawn
- Merit of Honor Award: State of New Hampshire, New Hampshire National Guard
- Outstanding Service Award: Washington Redskins
2007
- Special Recognition: President George W. Bush during a speech in the East Room of the White House
- Special Recognition: Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings
- Special Recognition Award: Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway
- Grand Marshall Talladega Speedway
- Special Act Award: Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
- Special Recognition: Deputy Secretary of Defense, Gordon England
- Special Recognition: Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff
- Outstanding Service Award: History Channel
2006
- Special Recognition: President George W. Bush, Top 15 Military Foundations Supporting our Troops in the Country
- Special Act Award: Deputy Secretary of Energy, Samuel W. Bodman
- Outstanding Service Award: AMVETS
2005
- Special Recognition: Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham
- Special Recognition: Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson
2004
- Special Recognition: U.S House of Representatives, Congressman Joe Wilson
- Participant: 2004 Inaugural Parade Montana Float
2003
- Highlighted Guest Speaker, British Embassy Trade Tour, United Kingdom