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Victor J. LaGroon

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Victor J. LaGroon

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Victor’s primary area of focus is to build strategic partnerships that will allow me to serve and impact Disparities in At Risk and Underserved Communities. Always striving to build and strengthen partnerships centered on Advocacy and Empowerment.

Victor LaGroon’s military experience began in 2003 with his enlistment and joined the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum. After completing his Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Huachuca in Military Intelligence. During his years in the U.S. ARMY Victor had the privilege to serve honorably as a soldier, Junior NCO and Team Leader. Since being medically discharged Victor has worked diligently to serve and advocate for the health needs, benefits and resources of military personnel, veterans and their families.

Due to his years of commitment to Veterans and Military Members in the City of Chicago and State of Illinois, Victor was appointed by the Governor to the IDVA Illinois Joining Forces Foundation Board of Directors, and by Mayor Emanuel to the Advisory Council of Veterans Affairs for the City of Chicago. Recently, Victor joined the Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago and has joined the Community Development Advisory Council.



Recent Recognitions:

  • Awarded the 2013 Pink Tie Guy Award, Susan G. Komen Chicago Affiliate
  • 2012 Appointee by Mayor Emanuel to The Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs
  • Chicago Defender Magazine 2013 Men of Excellence
  • Partners In Community Building 2013 Distinguish Veteran Service Aware Recipient