We are pleased to announce that MVJ Executive Director Zack Baddorf has been selected for We Are The Mighty’s MIGHTY 25 class of 2021. The annual list of selectees honors individuals doing exemplary work within the extended military community and celebrates their efforts to go above and beyond.
“I co-founded Military Veterans in Journalism in 2019 with a fellow veteran and we thought it would be just hanging out at a bar swapping business cards,” he said in an interview with WATM. “We didn’t expect it would become what it has been, which is a real professional organization with support from serious organizations. It has just grown and grown.”
Baddorf joins a class of other selectees who are advocates utilizing their voice to create impact, entrepreneurs with a passion for service, disrupters forcing accountability and meaningful change, volunteers giving so much to better the world, and leaders whose vision and actions inspire. The MIGHTY 25 “encompasses everything it takes to truly Be Mighty,” according to the WATM team.
“We need to recognize the power of the media and the media needs to recognize what veterans bring to the table as well,” Baddorf said of MVJ’s efforts. “So for veterans, I would say that they should tell their stories. They should become part of the conversation and we can help them to do that.”