Born in Fort Benning, Georgia; Brenda Garard is the daughter of an Army Staff Sergeant who served 20 years, and the wife of a 20-year Desert Storm Army veteran. Brenda is passionate about her service to veterans.
Brenda has five children, two of which are also veterans. Brenda’s son, Karlos Garard is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and he served in Afghanistan. During his time in the military, he was hit twice by an IED. Brenda’s daughter, Jazmine Garard, is also a veteran of the United States Army and was a Cyber Security Analyst. Adding even more to this family of service, are Brenda’s two brothers who both served in the United States Army and were honorably discharged.
Walking in her passion, Brenda was able to obtain dual degrees for a Bachelor of Psychology and Criminal Justice, as well as a Masters in Trauma Counseling. Her educational pursuits were all geared towards creating an opportunity to serve veterans.
From 2011 to 2014, Brenda worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a Veteran Service Officer Assistant and a claims analyst. For over 18 years, Brenda was working with veterans to assist them with their compensation and pension benefits.
While working for the veterans, Brenda decided to evolve her passion and founded 180 Comprehensive Veteran’s Services, LLC in April of 2018 in response to the massive need for a veteran advocate company. Brenda has dedicated her time to serve and advocate for veterans. She founded 180 Comprehensive Veteran Services, LLC under the foundations of Christ.
Her mission is to help veterans make a 180 degree turn in their lives. Brenda educates, motivates, and makes it her goal to positively impact the lives of every Veteran with whom she comes in contact.