LIMBIC-CENC Military Coordinator
Virginia Commonwealth University/
Joe Montanari served in the United States Army for over 9 years, both active duty and National Guard, as a Weapons Specialist. He repaired, modified, and fired all U.S. Military weapons, from the M-9 pistol to M777A2, at a direct support level.
During Joe’s military service, he was deployed to Kosovo from 2000-2001, while he was stationed in Germany with 1st Armor Division. He then deployed to Iraq from 2004- 2005 with the 101st Airborne Division. Additionally, he accepted a civilian contract overseas providing weapons support to US Army and Marines throughout Iraq.
Currently, Joe works at Virginia Commonwealth University as a Military Coordinator for the Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC). His primary duties are aiding study sites in all aspects of recruiting and retaining participants. He is also a participant within the study, so this gives him a unique view when preforming his duties.
Joe has a true passion for his work. He has sustained two mTBI’s during his military service and knows the affects of what it has on his life. Although he cannot serve in the military any more, he feels that working in the field of mTBI research is a way to still support current and future brothers and sisters.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM