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Retired Navy Corpsman Helps Pay It forward With MDRT Foundation


For twenty-two years, Retired Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Torrie Rogers laced up her combat boots while serving in the United States Navy. It was a career that took her around the globe, enriched her life and introduced her to some of her most valued friends. 

She said, “The experiences I had while wearing a uniform to protect the freedoms of all Americans are some of my most treasured memories. The Navy taught me Honor, Courage and Commitment!”

When Torrie retired from the Navy in 2017, she was searching for another professional career that would mirror those same characteristics that she had lived for 22 years while serving in our great Navy. “I feel fortunate that I was able to find those same core beliefs through my partnership with Northwestern Mutual and by increasing my volunteer roles with Boot Campaign,” said Torrie.  

During her first year, she qualified to become a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT).

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 72,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. The MDRT Foundation has donated more than $36million in more than 72 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. 

MDRT Foundation awarded Boot Campaign with a $25,000 grant to continue providing veterans the opportunity to receive the treatment they need to reset from the experiences endured while on active duty during our nation’s longest war. See how Boot Campaign found out.

Torrie added, “Several of my teammates and friends have experienced every issue the Boot Campaign Health and Wellness program addresses — brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, addiction and insomnia. I have witnessed the difference the program makes and the impact it has for both the veteran and the veteran’s family. This gift from the MDRT Foundation will make a difference for so many of my fellow brothers and sisters who took the oath to defend our nation’s freedoms.”

“The burdens of war can be significant,” said Boot Campaign CEO Shelly Kirkland. “Our goal at Boot Campaign is to lessen the burden and help scarred warriors who served our great nation heal from invisible, often hidden, wounds of war. With the significant gift from the MDRT Foundation, we’ll be able to continue our mission to improve the lives of military families.”

Thank you, MDRT Foundation, for paying it forward through Boot Campaign to those that have raised their right hand to protect us all.