The National Alliance and DVIC Collaborate to Benefit Veterans

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AUSTIN, TX (January 5, 2016) – Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, Inc. (DVIC) and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research have entered into a collaborative agreement with the purpose of increasing the career opportunities for all veterans.  The DVIC mission to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans parallels with the mission of The National Alliance Careers For Life program to do the same for all veterans, transitioning military members, military spouses and eligible family members.  With similar missions, the two organizations will work together under a single management team led by The National Alliance Senior Vice President, Beverly A. Messer, CIC, CRM, CISR and DVIC President/CEO, LTC U.S. Army (Ret) Gary L. Bryant. 

DVIC Chairman and co-founder, Gary V. Trippe, CIC, CPIA commented that “working together we are convinced we can all better serve those who have served our country and sacrificed so much.”

This collaboration represents a global effort to bring professional career opportunities and quality education in insurance and risk management to veterans and their families”, said Dr. William T. Hold, CIC, CPCU, CLU, President, The National Alliance.


Together DVIC and The National Alliance Careers for Life Program creates a unique synergy that will greatly increase the number of opportunities for disabled veterans, other veterans, transitioning service men and women, and their families.  As the insurance industry is hiring nationwide and many great Americans and their families are looking for new careers, it is only fitting that DVIC and The National Alliance Careers for Life program work together to develop a win-win-win for our heroes, the insurance industry, and our Country.

Chairman Trippe said “DVIC is grateful for all the support we have received for our program that has allowed us to make a real difference in the lives of some of our disabled veterans, and we look forward to continued success alongside The National Alliance Careers For Life initiative in the future.”


Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a not for profit 501(C) 3 organization, established in 2011 with the mission to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. The organization’s operating board consists of: retired U.S. Army Major General, James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr. of Community Cooperative Inc.; Gary V. Trippe CIC, retired co-founder of Oswald Trippe and Co.; retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe; John Pollock CIC, regional insurance president, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee of BB&T Insurance Services, Inc.; retired U.S. Army Colonel Thomas A. Dials, chairman emeritus of the Armed Forces Insurance Corporation; Dr. J.R. Harding of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; former U.S. Air Force Captain and professional speaker, Wayne Smith; Todd E. Gates, chairman of Gates Construction; and retired U.S. Army Captain Jae Barclay of CRC Insurance. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Gary L. Bryant is the president and CEO of DVIC. For additional information, call 239-433-8523 or visit


Based in Austin, TX, The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research has more than 46 years of experience and leadership in insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance advances the profession by providing insurance and risk management professionals of every experience level with integrated, practical continuing education, timely research and designation opportunities.  The education and training leads to one or more of the five distinguished designations – Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM), and Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM).  For information visit Learn more about Careers For Life at  

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