Dylan Tête Founder and Executive Director, Bastion Community of Resilience New Orleans, LA, USA
Dylan Tête is the founder and executive director of Bastion Community of Resilience, an intentional community for warriors and families with life-altering injuries. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics and Systems Engineering at West Point, as well as an MPH at the LSU School of Public Health. During a combat tour in Iraq as second-in-command of an Infantry company, Dylan established multiple recovery projects in collaboration with the Department of State. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 where he managed the construction of several FEMA housing facilities after Hurricane Katrina. Before his last position as a civil servant working alongside the New Orleans Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, Dylan was hired by Military.com to assist transitioning military personnel begin new careers in the civilian workforce. The first Bastion community for returning warriors and families opened in 2017 in New Orleans with seed funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. Dylan and his team are working to expand the impact by spreading the model to strategic locations throughout the U.S. Dylan is a recipient of the George W. Bush Military Service Citation, a fellow of the George Marshall Fund, and a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society.