90.5 WESA Celebrates
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Fri March 21, 2014

Al Mercer, Helping Vets Bridge The Gap To Civilian Life

Al Mercer
Al Mercer
Credit Debbi Casini Klein / 90.5 WESA

Read and listen to a story about Al Mercer as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.

As a veteran, the transition back to civilian life is wrought with challenges. Al understands that all too well and has made it his mission to help.

Al spent 22 years in the Navy before returning to civilian life and later becaming president of a successful tech company.

But seven years ago, he decided to follow his passion and serve again, as executive director of the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, taking on a struggling organization in need of much help.