Wounded Warrior Project begins restructure, lays off half of exec staff

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A Wounded Warrior Project flag is hoisted on a bicycle during a 25-mile soldier ride in Germany on Aug. 3, 2012. Brooks Fletcher/U.S. Army
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A Wounded Warrior Project flag is hoisted on a bicycle during a 25-mile soldier ride in Germany on Aug. 3, 2012. Brooks Fletcher/U.S. Army

Wounded Warrior Project begins restructure, lays off half of exec staff

by: Dianna Cahn | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 01, 2016
 After a decade of growth, the Wounded Warrior Project began laying off employees this week as part of restructuring in the wake of a shakeup of its top tier.
 
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Linnington, the organization’s new chief executive officer, confirmed late Wednesday that the giant charity for wounded servicemembers has cut 50 percent of its executive staff and laid off about 15 percent of the organization’s 600 employees. Executive staff salaries came to nearly $3 million.
 
“This is really righting the organization to make maximum impact,” Linnington told Stars and Stripes.
 
“I will be very clear: We’ve taken a hit in revenue,” he said. “Our resources are down. The fact of the matter is, we have to figure out ways to be as effective and efficient as we can possibly be.”
 
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