Thursday, May 07, 2015 01:00 PM


Col. John Krenson has been named the new executive director of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, a full-time 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that assists veterans and their families so they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.

Krenson, whose appointment became effective May 1, is a seasoned veteran who has served his country abroad and at home. He completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was a project officer at the Joint Forces Headquarters for the Tennessee Army National Guard in Nashville. Krenson has earned two Bronze Stars and several more Meritorious Service Medals, as well as the Mississippi Magnolia Medal for his efforts in relief operations following Hurricane Katrina, among many other awards. In 2012, Krenson graduated from the prestigious U.S. Army War College earning a Masters in Strategic Studies.

“Operation Stand Down Tennessee is a non-profit that provides and coordinates much-needed services for honorably discharged military veterans and their families. With his many years of service, Col. Krenson deeply understands the needs of this valuable population.” said Bob Tuke, President of Operation Stand Down’s board of directors

Krenson not only has an extensive leadership background in the military, he also has served in numerous leadership roles in the private sector and ...

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