Colonel, USA (Ret.)
Jim Weiskopf, a retired U. S. Army colonel, is the former Executive Vice President, Communications for Fisher House Foundation, responsible for all public affairs, communications, and promotional activities for the not-for-profit organization supporting the network of 66 Fisher Houses. He retired from that position in 2010 and now serves as a vice president of the Foundation in a consultant status
Prior to joining the Fisher House Foundation, Weiskopf served on active duty in the U. S. Army for 26 years until retirement in mid-1992. Following retirement, he worked for 4-1/2 years for the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. as the Foundation’s director of public relations, development, and marketing.
His last military assignment was as public affairs officer for the U. S. Army Military District of Washington, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D. C., where he served from 1989 until his retirement in 1992.
Weiskopf is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in economics. He participated in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Dartmouth and was commissioned a second lieutenant, Adjutant Generals’ Corps, upon graduation in June, 1966.
He earned a masters degree in public relations from The American University in Washington, DC, and obtained additional masters degree credits by attending the Army’s advanced public affairs course at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina. His military education included the basic and advanced courses for officers of the Adjutant Generals’ Corps; the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the U. S. Army War College at Carlisle, PA.
Weiskopf is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, six awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and six awards of the Army Commendation Medal. From his Vietnam service, he received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam’s Armed Forces Honor Medal (First Class), in addition to unit awards.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Semper Fi Fund, is active at the local level in several service organizations like the Military Officers Association of America, Rotary International and USO. He most recently researched the history of the Fisher House program for publication in a 25th anniversary commemorative book.