3rd Annual SALUTE: A Toast to Our Veterans

Start Date: November 8, 2018 5:30pm
End Date: November 8, 2018 8:30pm
Location: Strathallan Hotel 550 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14607

Enjoy an evening of food, beer and wine tastings in support of our military men and women. Proceeds from this event will benefit Warrior Salute Veteran Services, a CDS Life Transitions Company. 

Sponsorship Levels (click each for details):

The Major General ($15,000)
The General
The Colonel ($7,500)
The Major ($5,000)
The Captain ($2,500)
First Lieutenant ($1,000)
Tasting Table Sponsor ($500)
General Admission ($100)

Download our sponsorship brochure here!

About our Speakers

Retired Lieutenant General Robert T. Dail commanded and led logistics and transportation units from the platoon to national levels across the full range of Army combat and Joint operational capabilities during his military career. He was a charter member of the 75th Ranger Regiment, a combat veteran with the 24th Infantry Division (Mech), and a Brigade level Commander in the 82d Airborne Division. After spending four years at Supreme Group Inc. with global responsibilities for strategic planning, business development and government relations, General Dail now consults on a wide range of Government business, industry and logistics activities, to include CDS and Unistel in Rochester, NY. General Dail served as Chairman, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Logistics Committee from 2015-2017. He currently serves as a member of the Defense Science Board, Washington, DC.


David Kendrick, Jr. was born in Rochester, NY and graduated from Eastridge High School in 2005. Unsure of what to do with his life, he ultimately decided to join the Army as a Cavalry Scout. David’s unit deployed to Iraq in October of 2006 when he was only 19. On June 17th, 2007, he was shot in both legs by a sniper, suffering a broken femur, a severed femoral artery and severe nerve damage. It took David three years to heal from his injuries, after which he returned to Rochester and found that there were few resources available for him. David reached out to the local media for help, and they connected him with the staff at Warrior Salute in Webster, NY. He enrolled and moved into his own apartment. During his time at Warrior Salute, he gained interview skills, resume writing skills and financial skills. One year later he graduated, but his impact there and on other veterans continued. Soon after graduating he was offered a position as an activities coordinator at Warrior Salute. He took veterans to appointments and helped them find recreational activities. In this new position he also served as a mentor to new veterans in Warrior Salute. David also graduated from the entrepreneurship bootcamp for veterans program at Syracuse University. After a year as the activities coordinator, he moved to Atlanta, Ga. After arriving in Atlanta, he went to school to pursue his Bachelor’s from DeVry University and graduated in 2016 and then completed his Master’s in 2018. Today, David operates his own company, Lion Speaking Agency, and gives motivational speeches in addition to writing resumes for both veterans and civilians around the country.