The Veterans’ Voice: A Panel Discussion on Military Culture, Resilience, and the Familial Impact

March 26, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
White Hall Room 335
150 Crouse Dr
Syracuse, NY 13244
Dr. Kenneth Marfilius

Please join us for this engaging experience as the School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month (March 1-March 31) with a two-hour panel discussion titled, The Veterans’ Voice: A Panel Discussion on Military Culture, Resilience, and the Familial Impact, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in White Hall Room 335.


Colonel Darryl ‘Dee’ W. Daugherty, Jr., United States Army (Retired)

A highly decorated officer and combat leader, Dee successfully led his troops through 108 enemy engagements. Among his many decorations are the Legion of Merit, the Military Order of Saint Christopher, two Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Achievement Badge. An honor graduate from French Commando School, Army Airborne School and US Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Dee’s military career included challenging command and staff leadership assignments during combat and peacetime culminating as the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Pacific Theater Sustainment Command consisting of over 40,000 personnel spanning 13 time zones. A distinguished infantryman, Dee also developed logistics knowledge and expertise throughout his career A powerful public speaker, Dee’s strength’s include supply chain management, critical thinking and process improvement expertise that have spanned the full spectrum of tactical, organizational and strategic military and humanitarian assistance operations around the world. Inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, Dee is a trained linguist and a skilled strategic planner. Dee has a reputation for building highly creative and innovative teams capable of rapidly starting up new businesses and implementing processes and procedures to quickly achieve full operational capability.

Colonel Parker Schenecker, United States Army (Retired)

Colonel Parker Schenecker, a highly decorated officer who has received numerous U.S. and foreign service awards and recognitions, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and the German Service Cross in Silver. He was a senior leader and strategist in the U.S. intelligence community, responsible for support to the U.S. defense and counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East. He finished his 27 year Army career at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and over 20 deployments in the Middle East. His unique story of service, honor and resilience overcoming adversity is inspiring. After 30-plus years of government service, this leader, role model and father has chosen to continue his service by celebrating his children’s lives.


Kenneth J. Marfilius, DSW, LCSW

Dr. Kenneth Marfilius is a Visiting Teaching Professor with the Falk College School of Social Work. Special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Marfilius and his Introduction to Military Culture and Social Work Practice class for hosting this presentation.