Josh Pearl is a contracted worker for the National Veteran Small Business Coalition. He is coming to NVSBC as an Army Veteran while currently serving with the New York Army National Guard. He served five years with the 10th Mountain Division as an Infantryman. During his five-year service, he completed two tours to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom Sentinel. Since being a part of the Army National Guard, Josh volunteered to help with the COVID-19 response by working at a testing facility operated by numerous state and federal government agencies. Josh also served at the U.S. Capitol after the January 6th riots acting as security during the Presidential inauguration as well as security on Capital Grounds. Upon leaving Active Duty, he pursued an education at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Not feeling challenged enough and wanting to pursue bigger goals, Josh applied to Syracuse University with aspirations of helping fellow Veterans pursue success by finding their true potential in the civilian world. Josh served Veterans nationally during his senior year at Syracuse University as an intern for the Entrepreneurship Team with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Some of his work consisted of assisting the Entrepreneurship Team with projects that directly supported veterans and military-connected entrepreneurs, including various projects, such as publication support, database management, website updates, event support, research, interfacing with veteran-owned businesses, and relationship management. He graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Upon graduating, Josh served one year of Active Duty service as a Company Supply Sergeant and Training Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) while the unit was on deployment.
Josh is originally from California and now resides in New York. He currently serves as a Platoon Sergeant with the 2-108th Infantry and plans to make the Army a career. His main passion is being able to serve Veterans by showing them what a Veteran can bring to the table in any type of environment by converting their skills from their service into a civilian career. Josh owes his credit to success and future aspirations to his son, Ryan, who resides in New York as well.