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A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Dedicated to
Providing Biblical Counseling and
Providing Service Dogs & Veteran Advocacy

Colonel Jerry McFarland, U.S. Army Retired

Colonel Jerry McFarland, U.S. Army Retired

Colonel Jerry McFarland, U.S. Army Retired

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“The VA’s motto is “to care for those who have borne the battle” and the Fallen Soldier’s March puts those words into action for our wounded Soldiers. Dogs are, to me, one of life’s greatest blessings and can truly heal the wounds that remain invisible to a soldier’s loved ones and physicians. In addition to providing unwavering loyalty and love, the Service Dogs that Fallen Soldier’s March provides to men and women in need give them crucial support in controlling PTSD, anxiety, seizures, and other combat related mental stress disorders.

Our men and women in the Armed Forces put their lives on the line for us, it’s just that simple. They leave their families and communities for long periods of time and are put in terribly perilous situations. They see, hear, and smell things no one should ever be forced to endure. They lose people they love. When the finally come home to us, we must be ready to treat ALL their wounds, whether physical or emotional. They are entitled to the very best we can give them.

I believe Fallen Soldier’s March does that with their Service Dog program. Their dogs are trained by professionals and then matched with the Soldier who needs them the most. In providing a service to ease a wounded Soldier’s mind and soul, we have done the best we can do. I am proud to support Fallen Soldier’s March.”


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Col. McFarland served in the military for over 30 years, both active duty and in the Tennessee Army National Guard with his last assignment being Deputy Chief of Staff for Information Management. Prior to that, he served as the Recruiting and Retention Manager for the Army National Guard. Col. McFarland also served as the Director of Civil Defense and Emergency Preparedness for the State of Tennessee.  During his military career, he graduated from the Command and General Staff College (U.S. Army) and the U.S. Army Amour School, both basic and advanced.

After retiring from the military, Col. McFarland served as the Director of Wilson County Emergency Management, which consisted of fire, medical and Homeland Security services.

Col. McFarland holds a B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University with graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

Col. McFarland has served as President of the Alvin C. York Foundation, a member of Raise the Gunboats Foundation, and Chairman of the Wilson County Veteran’s Museum Committee. He has served as Commissioner for District 5 in Wilson County since 2008.  Jerry McFarland presently raises cattle on his farm, which has been in the McFarland family for over 200 years.

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