The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, the non-profit organization congressionally designated to oversee the planning, fundraising, and construction for the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Washington, D.C., is pleased to welcome Navy Veteran and military family advocate Ashish “Ash” Vazirani to its Board of Advisors.
Ashish comes to the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation from the National Military Family Association, where he served as Executive Director and CEO and led the organization — programs advocacy, and staff — through the global COVID-19 pandemic. Before joining NMFA, Ashish led development and programming at Armed Services YMCA. He spent 22 years as a management consultant advising technology and health care companies. Ashish also served as a marketing and development advisor to organizations like Operation Homefront and the USO. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Officer from 1986 – 1993.
Ashish’s family immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old. He is the son of a combat-wounded Vietnam-era Marine and the father of a currently serving Marine.
“Ashish Vazirani is both a member of the service community and a tireless advocate for those who’ve served and are still serving,” said GWOT Memorial Foundation President & CEO Marina Jackman. “His passion for and commitment to our mission is clear, and his leadership and experience will be invaluable as we establish a permanent place of healing and reflection on the National Mall for all who’ve served in the Global War on Terrorism.”
“It’s an honor to be invited to serve and support the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation,” said Vazirani. “Building a memorial that remembers and honors all who have served in our nation’s longest armed conflict is critical to healing, empowering and uniting our country. This memorial will honor members of the military, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and it will also honor civilians, family members, and others in the fight to keep our country safe and secure.”
For Ashish Vazirani’s official photograph and full bio, visit: https://www.gwotmemorialfoundation.org/ashish-ash-vazirani/