Combat Warrior Outdoors was created in 2019 by 3 combat veteran Marines. All three veterans are Ohio natives and have returned back to Ohio after their service to our country. Between these three warriors, there are multiple deployments and more than 28 years of service to our country. They love the great outdoors and are passionate about helping veterans.
Combat Warrior Outdoors' mission is to provide outdoor adventures for disabled combat veterans to help them break away from the stresses and anxiety caused by Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and also helps them reintegrate back into civilian life. Our outdoor adventures will provide the opportunity to meet, interact, and connect with like-minded veterans. It will also allow veterans a chance to enjoy the camaraderie that they may have missed since serving, all while reconnecting with the great outdoors.
We are an approved 501c3 non-profit orgination.
Jason Thornton is the President of Combat Warrior Outdoors. He served in the Marine Corps for 20 years in the Financial Management Community, retiring as a CWO3 in 2013. Born and raised in Tuscarawas County, Jason returned back home after retiring.
Jason's vast love for the outdoors includes the relaxation of kayaking to the frustration of his golf game. He also enjoy bow hunting, fishing, and camping. He finds peace and enjoyment from any activities outdoors.
Additionally, Jason serves as a Veterans Service Officer. With his knowledge of veteran benefits as well as finance skills, Jason will be a vital asset to ensure that Combat Warrior Outdoors is successful.
Vice President, Tyler McKenzie is a disabled combat veteran who served 4 years in the Marine Corps. As an Ohio native, Tyler grew up constantly spending time in the great outdoors and has acquired many skills that will be a huge asset during fishing, hunting and other Combat Warrior Outdoor activates. While serving as an infantry mortarman, he has had 2 combat deployments in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for his actions overseas.
Tyler’s enthusiasm for the outdoors is strong, but his passion to help fellow veterans exceeds that. His knowledge of the outdoors and devotion to this organization will be extremely valuable in helping us succeed.
Secretary/Treasurer, Travis Stocker is a United States Marine combat veteran who was deployed with the 3rd Battalion 25th Marines in 2004-2005 to the Al Anbar providence in Iraq. He is now currently a full time Deputy Sheriff, serving the county as Road Sergeant, S.W.A.T team member, and sniper.
Travis has a passion for taking care of his fellow service members and giving back for their sacrifices and devotion to this great Nation. As part of the Combat Warrior Outdoors team, he can relate to your inter battle wounds and know that we can never totally take away those scars of war. He seeks to use our outdoor adventures for warriors to heal through camaraderie and help ease warriors’ pain. Travis's love of the outdoors and devotion to this organization will be extremely valuable in helping us succeed.