Layoffs are expected at the Wounded Warrior Project amid a restructuring that follows scrutiny over its spending, according to the charity’s new chief executive.
In an interview with The Florida Times-Union, Michael Linnington said he was in the middle of an assessment that includes meeting with veterans, donors and other groups that help wounded troops.
Details about the restructuring will be announced in September, but Linnington said he anticipates laying off some of the charity’s 600 employees, cutting its funding for smaller veterans groups and cutting some executives’ salaries.
Linnington took over as the Jacksonville-based charity’s CEO in July. The retired Army lieutenant general previously led the military agency that searches for and identifies the remains of missing servicemen.