Meet Our Men's Leadership Team

Paul Lavelle, CMSgt, USAF, (Ret), MSC
Founder and President

Chief Master Sergeant Paul Lavelle, USAF (Ret) is the Founder and President of Operation Restored Warrior and a Drop Zone Facilitator. Serving for 26 years on active duty as a medic, Paul held several major commands and senior medical executive leadership positions throughout his military career, culminating his career as a senior enlisted representative at the United States Air Force Academy, where he retired in 2001.

Rev. Jordan Fulton, SGT, US Army, (Ret), MSc
Executive Director of Operations & Drop Zone Lead

Jordan is the Executive Director of Operations and Drop Zone Lead for Operation Restored Warrior. He served as an Infantryman at the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division and at the 3rd Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard. Jordan was a 240B gunner during his time at the 101st, and was a casket team leader responsible for rendering final honors at burials for both fallen active duty soldiers and veterans while standing stationed at The Old Guard.

Rev. Timothy Harting, SPC, US Army, BS
Director, Drop Zone Operations & Drop Zone Facilitator

Tim is the Director of Drop Zone Operations and a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior.  He served as a military police officer from 1999 to 2003 with two deployments, one peacekeeping mission in Kosovo and the other combat operations with Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Tim deployed with the 108th Military Police Company (ABN/AASLT) to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of Task Force Rakkasan.

Tom Walker
Executive Chef

Tom is a Master Chef who has been running the food ministry for Operation Restored Warrior since its inception in the fall of 2008. After several years as an Executive Chef for one of the world’s largest hotel chains, he left a life of wandering far from God, never to look back again and soon after, Jesus got a hold of Tom’s heart.

Shannon Rusch, US Navy SEAL
Drop Zone Facilitator

Shannon is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior and has extensive experience in communications, team leadership, and the delivery of solid results in high-stress environments. With experience as a United States Navy SEAL and a record of success in deployments to mitigate terrorism and narcotics trafficking throughout Central and South America.  As the Founder and Principle of SilentShadow USA Inc., Shannon brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to his roles as a trainer, speaker, and consultant for tactical and firearms skills development.

Daniel Strong, SSgt, USMC, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Daniel is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior and a retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. He served as an infantryman with numerous deployments including combat tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom earning commendations and awards including medals for valor and a Purple Heart. Daniel was wounded in combat from an IED explosion during his last deployment in Iraq in 2008.  He was medically evacuated back to the United States where he spent eighteen months recovering and then was medically retired from active duty. He currently serves as a Marine Instructor teaching Marine Corps Junior ROTC at his local high school.

David Body, SPC, Army National Guard
Drop Zone Facilitator

David is a Drop Zone facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and is currently serving as an Intelligence Analyst for the Montana Army National Guard with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.  Outside of his military service, David is an arboriculturist for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation.

Mike Daley, SgtMaj, USMC, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Mike is a Drop Zone Facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and a retired Sergeant Major in the United States Marine Corps with 22 years of service. He has served on several deployments including combat operations in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, 2005, and 2006.

T. Michael Elrod, Commander, USAF/USN, USNR, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Mike is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior and a retired military aviator having served 28 years collectively in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Navy Reserve. Mike’s time in the Air Force & Navy involved service to Pacific, Asian, and European theatres as well as support in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He was also a test pilot for Northrop Aircraft. In addition to his military service, Mike also retired with 21 years of service as a Captain at Northwest Airlines.

Brian “Coach” Cabral, Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champions, University of Colorado National Champions
Drop Zone Facilitator

Coach Brian is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior, a 30-year College D1 Assistant Football Coach, and a 9-year NFL veteran. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. His coaching experience includes two seasons at Purdue University, twenty-four seasons at the University of Colorado, including their National Championship in 1990, and four seasons at Indiana State University.

Bob Watson, PO1, USCG, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Bob Watson is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior and a retired Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer with twenty years of service.  His first rescue was a sinking boat and six people in a raft.  He was told he had seventeen minutes and the helo was going to have to go home. After getting all six onboard the helicopter in fourteen minutes, he realized the importance of being in top shape both physically and mentally.  Bob took what he learned and that passion shaped his career and his leadership. He ended his career in Elizabeth City, NC training the next generation to include his son!

Bill Strouse, MSgt, USAF, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Bill is a Drop Zone Facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force with eighteen years of service in Air Force Pararescue including several deployments with combat operations in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.  As a combat PJ, Bill served on active duty, reserves, and the Alaska Air National Guard earning Pararescueman (PJ) of the Year and SNCO of the Year in 2013. He is also the recipient of the Air Medal with Valor for combat action in Afghanistan.

John C. Williams, CWO4, USCG, (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

John is a Drop Zone Facilitator for Operation Restored Warrior and a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Coast Guard.  He served as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard, conducting various ceremonies to include full honors, funerals, and Presidential Inaugurations.  John became an Aviation Survival Technician (Helicopter Rescue Swimmer) with numerous rescues during the most challenging conditions such as Hurricane Katrina earning commendations and being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. The last fourteen years of his active duty career were spent as a Criminal Investigator before retiring over 30 years of service in 2021.

Tim Farley, SSgt, USMC / LEO (Ret)
Drop Zone Facilitator

Tim is a Drop Zone Facilitator with Operation Restored Warrior, retired law enforcement officer, and veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He served as an M1A1 Abrams Tank Mechanic and an M88A2 Hercules vehicle commander from 1998 to 2004 and deployed to Iraq in 2003 for combat operations during OIF 1 as part of 2nd Tank Battalion, 1stMarDiv assigned to Task Force Tarawa.  After departing the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant, Tim began a career as a law enforcement officer in upstate New York and has served as a patrol officer, investigator, and academy instructor before retiring in 2021.


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