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VALERIE ORMOND, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Valerie Ormond is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Veteran Writing Services, LLC. She retired as naval intelligence officer and launched her second career as a professional writer and consultant. In 2021, she launched her own publishing company, Veterans Publishing.
Ormond has worked as a consultant and writer for government, industry, and non-profit organizations. Clients have included the U.S. House of Representatives, Invictus International Consulting, LLC, Raytheon Technologies, WhiteHawk Inc., and more. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center and the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA), and as Secretary of the Maryland Horse Council. In 2019, she received the MWSA's President's Award for outstanding contributions to the organization.
Numerous books, magazines, and newspapers have published Ormond's fiction and non-fiction stories and articles. Her two Young Adult fiction novels, Believing In Horses and Believing In Horses, Too, earned eight first place awards in international book contests including MWSA Gold Medals and the Maryland Horse Industry Board's Touch of Class Award. Her third novel, Believing In Horses Out West, reached an Amazon #1 New Release on day one, won first place in the 2022 National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest for Young Adult Fiction, a Gold Medal in MWSA's 2022 Book Awards, second place in the 2021 BookFest Awards, and was a finalist in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
Ormond’s education includes a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College; a Master of Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University; and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Mass Communication from Towson University. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University’s Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Program.