Dose of Did You Know – EP: 203 – Richard “Buzz” Bryan
EP. 203 Richard “Buzz” Bryan joined the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center as the Outreach Coordinator in March 2018. In this role, he will plan the development and implementation of all outreach programs and activities to expand the patient base and increase the number of veterans who receive care at the facility and the CBOCs. He will work closely with all departments to enhance outreach methods to maximize growth of the VAMC. Buzz is very passionate about serving our nation’s heroes and looks forward to increasing the VA footprint in our communities. Buzz has also co-authored the Warriors Book of Virtues and is working on a second book, The Resilient Warrior, Battle Tested Life Hacks for Military Men & Women with Nick Benas & Matt Bloom, both former Marines who he served with in Iraq.
Prior to joining the WPB staff, he previously served as the OEF/OIF Transition Patient Advocate for VISN 4 based in Pittsburgh, PA for 10 ½ years. He was one of the original 100 TPAs hired by VACO in May 2007. He was also assigned as the Assistant Fisher House Manager for the Pittsburgh Fisher House in September 2015. Buzz was a member of the Navy/Marine Corps team, served multiple combat tours, and retired from the U.S. Navy in July 2007 after 22 years of honorable service as a Fleet Marine Force Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman.
Buzz has been married for 31 years to his lovely wife Chrissie, and they have 3 adult sons, Sean, Christian, and Zachary.