Colonel Karl Konzelman Utilizes Army’s Career Skills Program To Transition To Civilian Employment And Help Veterans And Their Spouses
Veterans Home Care (VHC) announces US Army Colonel Karl Konzelman, most recently Chief of Staff/Commanding General at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, has joined the firm as an intern in preparation for full time employment. Konzelman is utilizing the benefits of the Army’s Career Skills Program to transition to the civilian workforce. He will officially retire from the military on December 31, 2020, completing 30 years of service.
Konzelman is helping VHC expand their relationships with the VA and veterans organizations about the Aid and Attendance pension. The little-known pension, available through the Veterans Benefits Administration, provides qualifying veterans and their spouses with assistance for daily living in their homes.
We are proud to welcome Karl to the Veterans Home Care team. He has served admirably at the highest levels of the military and is highly decorated. Our family has known Karl for several years and he has a real passion to help those who have given so much for our nation,” said Bonnie Laiderman, CEO, who runs Veterans Home Care along with husband/CFO Howard Laiderman and President Larry Kay, retired Army Brigadier General.
“My goal is to make a positive impact by helping educate the community and all levels of government on the available benefits for our veterans and their spouses in need,” Konzelman said. “I am most appreciative Veterans Home Care is providing me with this special opportunity.”
Konzelman is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He holds a Master of Health and Science from Touro University International and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University in 2011-2012.
Konzelman’s command and key staff assignments include the COVID-19 Crises Action Team that was responsible for the coordination response for all of Fort Leonard Wood, plans officer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, and a Company Commander in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
He is a senior strategic planner, force manager and project manager and has received numerous awards and decorations including two Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and and seven Meritorious Service Medals.