The Importance of our Nation’s Military Working Dogs
Educating the public about the importance of our nation’s military working dogs (MWDs), and how we can honor them and support them while on active duty and in retirement.
Lisa Phillips was born and raised in Connecticut, and relocated to Texas after joining the Army in 2001 as a veterinary technician. While in the Army, Lisa received a Certificate of Achievement, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
In 1996, Lisa received the Good Citizenship Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In Nov 2012, she received the La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month award at Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) for her exceptional scholastic work, and her extracurricular work with her involvement in NLC’s Politics In Action Club, and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
Lisa helped author the Canine Members of the Armed Forces Act with United States Representative Walter Jones, and Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Lisa is an avid volunteer, working with the Special Olympics, animal shelters and rescues, and mentoring her church’s youth.
Lisa has established three non-profits, to include Gizmo’s Gift and her most recent nonprofit, the Staff Sgt Carl Potter Working Dog Cemetery and Museum, named in honor of her grandfather who was a POW in WWII. It is in the beginning stages, and was established to honor all working animals (horses, pigeons, K9s, dolphins, etc.), past, present, and future.
- Website – www.GizmosGift.org
- Email – Lisa@GizmosGift.org
- Facebook – FB/GizmosGift, FB/RamboN577, FB/LisaPhillips82, FB/MilitaryWorkingDogReclassification
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/LisaPhillips82