Mr. Rodney W. Symons joins the organization to guide the organization’s strategic vision.

Gatesville, TX, October 21, 2014 – Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© announces that Mr. Rodney W. Symons of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area has joined the organization as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr. Symons is a retired Army Colonel with 26 years of service. He served in various leadership positions including battalion and brigade command with his last assignment being Chief of Staff of the Combined Security Transition Command/NATO Training Mission Afghanistan.

Mr. Symons will help guide the organization’s strategic vision, build relationships with key military and civilian community officials, and will help to develop the organization’s policies. The CEO will under the general direction of the National Board of Directors (BOD) with specific supervision of the National President.

Ms. Linda Spurlin-Dominik, current CEO and Founder, will shift her focus to the day-to-day operations of the organization as the Chief Operations Officer and implementation of the Warriors’ Angels program in Central TX as the National Program Director.   She and Mr. Symons will work side by side over the next year, as Mr. Symons becomes more involved with the organization.

“We are looking forward to Mr. Symons’ new ideas and perspectives of how to move this organization into its eleventh year of operation,” said Ms. Jessica Semon, President of the Board of Directors. “Mr. Symons’ military experience and leadership skills will be a positive asset to the organization.”

About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet©:

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© is a national ALL-volunteer 501(c)3 Military and Veteran Support Organization assisting active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and their beloved companion animals or assistance service canines through various assistance programs. These programs include: the Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home Program, Military Pet Assistance fund, and the Warriors’ Angels Program (TX only). Unless stated otherwise programs are available in all 50 states and all Branches of Service including National Guard and Reserves. Learn more at and follow our story on our blog, Also check out our affiliate organization, the MVP Sanctuary – TX.

MVP Sanctuary – TX affiliated organization is an ALL volunteer tax exempt nonprofit established for honoring, remembering, and supporting our military and veteran communities, military working dogs, and PTSD assistance canines by developing, establishing, and maintaining our MVP Sanctuary in a park like setting, approximately 14 miles west of Fort Hood in Coryell County (approximately 2 miles south of Gatesville off FM 116 on FM 1783). Learn more about MVP Sanctuary – TX at


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