Ret Lt Colonel Ted  Blickwedel

Ret Lt Colonel Ted Blickwedel

Ted is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps who is a combat and disabled veteran.  - He received a B.A. in Psychology (1977) and an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling (1978) from Penn State.  - From 1979 to 1983, he served on full-time active duty with the Marine Corps as a Logistics Officer before he joined the Marine Corps Reserves where he performed intermittent extended periods of active duty in diverse assignments under the Active Duty Special Works (ADSW) Program from 1984 to 2006.  During this timeframe, he also served in the Persian Gulf War with the 10 th Marine Regiment in 1991.Since 2018, Ted has been actively involved in advocating for changes in the VA’s VET Center Program because of excessive clinical productivity standards that have been adversely impacting counselor welfare and degrading their ability to provide quality care to veterans.  He has been accomplishing this through various local and national media interviews that have been conducted, as well as by working closely with Senator Reed and Congressman Cicilline’s staff in RI and Washington, DC.