President of Freedom Alliance
Mr. Kilgannon is the President of Freedom Alliance, a charitable organization which honors and supports America’s military personnel and their families and advocates for a strong national defense. Under his leadership, Freedom Alliance provides recreational rehab to combat-wounded heroes, gives all-terrain wheelchairs and mortgage-free homes to injured veterans, and grants millions of dollars to hospitalized heroes to help them and their families with unexpected costs during their recovery. Through their Scholarship Fund, Freedom Alliance has awarded more than $12 million in college scholarships to the sons and daughters of America’s heroes – military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident. Mr. Kilgannon also created the Service to America Award, which pays tribute to individuals “whose most precious resources of time, talent and energy, are spent serving the United States, and whose efforts reflect a love of country that makes America and her communities a more perfect Union.” He began his career as a Deputy Press Secretary for Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and later worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a top aide to Congressman Mark Neumann of Wisconsin, a member of the historic freshman class of 1995. Mr. Kilgannon is a graduate of New York University and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. He has published dozens of opinion columns and is the author of Diplomatic Divorce: Why America Should End Its Love Affair With the United Nations.