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Iraq War Veteran
The Modesto Veterans Center
Derek McGinnis is from Discovery Bay, California. He is a graduate from California State University Stanislaus earning a Master of Social Work degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Wayland Baptist University.
Derek is an Iraq War combat veteran serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for eleven years.
He currently serves combat veterans and their families at the Modesto Vet Center. Derek advocates for veterans coping with pain through the American Pain Foundation and is the author of Exit Wounds: A Survival Guide to Pain Management for Returning Veterans and Their Families.
He is a competitive athlete competing in many triathlon and running races a year as a member of Team Semper Fi.
Derek McGinnis’s Content on BrainLine Military
- Pivotal Moments and People Helped Me Recover After Combat-Related Injuries
- A Long Beginning to a Long Road — from Combat to Recovery
- Derek McGinnis: My Wife Is Not My Caregiver
- Connecting with Other Vets After Brain Injury on Facebook
- Getting Active and Social After a Brain and Other Injuries Can Help Veterans
- Important to Build on Pre-Injury Strengths After a Combat-Related TBI
- Recovering One Therapy at a Time After a Combat-Related TBI
- Fellow Service Members Helped Me in the Hospital After TBI
- Derek McGinnis: I'm Not the Only One with a Brain Injury
- Exit Wounds
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