Our Mission

Warriors Rise is a not-for-profit organization producing Virtual Veterans Career Fairs to meet the hiring needs of American business  ★  WR connects veterans with a vast network of Fortune 1000 employers and supports veterans’ self-empowerment

Join us for our next Virtual Career & Employment Fair: APRIL 12, 2023

And save-the-dates for these additional 2023 Virtual Career & Employment Fairs:

JUNE 14  |  AUGUST 16  |  OCTOBER 18



Warriors Rise was launched in 2021 by Gerry Byrne, Paul Bucha and Kevin Ainsworth. Our mission is to provide customized Virtual Veteran Career and Support Events to meet corporate America’s hiring needs, underwriting for veterans adaptive sports, support veterans community leadership and provide assistance for veterans in need.

Gerry Byrne

  • United States Marine Corps Vietnam Vet
  • Intrepid Museum Board
  • Fisher House Foundation Board
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation Board
  • Invictus Foundation Board – Orlando
  • USO Board

Paul W. “Bud” Bucha

  • Distinguished West Point Graduate
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
  • US Army Ranger Hall of Fame
  • Fisher House Foundation Board
  • Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Board
  • Invictus Foundation Board – Orlando
  • Past President – Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Kevin Ainsworth

  • United States Marine Corps Vet
  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Board
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board
  • USMC NYC Birthday Gala Leadership Committee
  • Warrior Ranch Foundation Board

(above) Marine Gunnery Sgt. Angel Barcenas and fellow Marines cheer on their teammates during the sitting volleyball during the inaugural Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Facility, Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11, 2010. The Marines went to win a nail-biter over Army 30 to 28.

DoD photo by FRED W. BAKER III