Duke Military


Duke Military Association is an employee-led, voluntary group that offers the opportunity to network internally, attract and retain veteran talent, provide military-based educational opportunities, and create opportunities to support community outreach activities.


Duke Military Association works to enhance awareness of Duke Veterans working across Duke by working closely with Duke Public Relations and Duke Health Marketing and Communications by:

  • supporting Duke Veterans’ activities (Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day);
  • assisting talent acquisition with veteran organizations when possible (i.e. Transition Assistance Program);
  • enhancing engagement with community, linking the community with Duke by completing a minimum of 2 outreach activities per year;
  • supporting leadership development and effectiveness with members of the groups



Duke Military Association strives to bring together our internal veteran community. Whether you are currently on active duty, a veteran, or a family member, Duke Military Association is here for you. We welcome all to attend our upcoming events. 

Upcoming Events

kick back with us!

Location: 918 West Club Blvd., Durham, NC 27701
Date: First Thursday of each month
Time: 17:00-19:00
Meeting Info: Join us at Kickback Jack’s (at the outdoor bar) from 5-7 the first Thursday of each month to get to know your fellow veterans at Duke!  If you do not already have your badge buddy, you will be able to pick it up during the hang.

First Thursdays

Active Deployments

Air Force


Coast Guard




Dan Bruno

I was a Soldier for 30 years.  I came to Duke Health in 2010, and I am currently the Chief Operating Officer for Duke Health Technology Solutions.  In the Army, I served in the 9th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne, 1st Armored Division, VII Corps (Germany and Iraq), 12 years in the Pentagon over three assignments and completed my career in West Point, NY at the United States Military Academy.

Chandra Lingenfelter

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I served in the United States Navy. I have been at Duke for the past 10 years, and I am currently a Sourcing Analyst in Procurement and Supply Chain. It is special to work for an organization that is actively trying to support its veterans and employees currently serving that has such a visible commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in words and in actions. I want to support the DMA by engaging our community at Duke to help foster the kind of culture I’d like to experience here.

Charlie Britt

I was a Soldier for 20+ years, retiring as a SFC in July 2022. I came to Duke in May 2022 and am currently an IT Manager in Duke Health Technology Solutions (DHTS). In the Army/Army National Guard, I spent 11 years as a Cavalry Scout (19D), including two combat tours in Iraq. The remaining 9+ years I spent in the Signal community as an Information Technology Specialist (25B) and Telecommunications Operations Chief (25W). I have a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management (BSTM) from Devry University. When I am not cheering on my Dallas Cowboys, I enjoy camping, hiking and travelling with my wife (Amanda), daughter (Madison) and my four-legged daughter (Flora). I look forward to continuing to serve through my involvement with Duke Military Association, with the intention of supporting and socializing with the military community at Duke.

Fred Swann

I joined Duke in 2008 as an IT Analyst for the Duke Health Service Desk. After working several positions at Duke the past 15 years, I’m currently a Senior IT Analyst for the Office of Academic Solutions and Information Systems (OASIS). I served four years in the United States Air Force, and one year in the Air National Guard. In my free time, I enjoy working out, attending sporting events, and trips to the beach.

Kurt Voss

Originally from Minnesota, I enlisted into the Marine Corps in December of 1990 and made it a career completing almost 22 years of service before retiring in August of 2011 as a Master Sergeant. Coming up through the ranks, I was stationed in Okinawa, Hawaii, Korea, Philippines, Norway, California, and North Carolina. Through multiple combat deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, I quickly realized that the brotherhood/sisterhood relationships we developed among those we served with is something that I would want to continue, even after I hung up the uniform for the last time. Since retirement, I have explored various careers ranging from retail management, private security, and law enforcement, before landing here at Duke in 2021, where I plan to stay until I retire. I started as a Patient Service Associate and am now employed as a Financial Care Counselor at the Duke Eye Center. My Wife and I blended our two families and we now have 5 children, 3 Son-in-Laws, 3 grandchildren, and our super spoiled, and rescued, Chihuahua. We enjoy splitting our vacations between the Outer Banks and the Mountains fishing, relaxing, and spending time with our amazing family. I firmly believe that only veterans can fully understand veterans, which is why I am excited about being a part of the Duke Military Association. Through our monthly gatherings, I have learned a lot about Duke, the local area, and have met many other veterans that are part of Duke.


Internal DMA Site

Membership is open to all Duke Employees. Membership is voluntary, and the Association’s efforts should stem from their grassroots efforts. Membership supports the Duke Values and missions, and the group serves as an advocate for workforce diversity. If you would like to become a member of the Duke Military Association or have questions, please email dma@duke.edu. Sign up to join our mailing list.