The Warrior's Keep is an organization founded and operated by military Veterans.

All Veterans were trained to go to war but never trained to come back home. Through re-integration therapies and group activities, our mission is to fill a part of every Veteran's life that was left behind when we left active duty. The sense of purpose and camaraderie we all felt when we served is the driving force behind The Warrior's Keep.

2017 Collin College Military Appreciation Ball (Alex Mendoza, Jocelyn Cupido, John Hardin, Stephanie Azure, Matt Gallagher, Kelly Gallagher)

2017 Collin College Military Appreciation Ball (Alex Mendoza, Jocelyn Cupido, John Hardin, Stephanie Azure, Matt Gallagher, Kelly Gallagher)

keep (noun)

"the keep of a castle is a fortified tower used as a refuge of last resort should the rest of the castle fall to an adversary. It is a self-sufficient structure that the castle defenders could withdraw to in times of need"

meet the fOUNDERS

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MATTHEW 'CAP' GALLAGHER - Founder & Board of Directors, President

Matthew ‘Cap’ Gallagher attended Jesuit College Prep in Dallas and then went to college in Arkansas at Hendrix.  After college, he attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, earning his commission as a Marine Corps Officer in 1991.  His primary MOS was as an Air Support Control Officer in the 2nd Marine Air Wing.  While attached to HMM-266 with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he earned his wings as a Naval Aircrewmen conducting missions while deployed to Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti. After his active duty service, he attended Law School at Southern Methodist University and was licensed in Texas in 1998.  Still practicing law in McKinney, TX, Cap took action on his dream to help Veterans like himself and founded the Warrior’s Keep.

John Cody Hardin

JOHN CODY HARDIN - Co-Founder & Board of Directors, Secretary

Cody enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in 2004 and shipped off shortly after graduating from Gunter High School. He served as a Communication, Navigation & Weapon Systems Technician on the AV-8B Harrier for Marine Attack Squadron 513. In 2007, he was deployed to Southeast Asia on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and in 2009 was deployed on the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After five years of service, Sgt. Hardin was honorably discharged in 2010. In 2014, Cody graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Political Science. For the last three years, he has been working as a legal assistant for The Law Offices of John Charles Hardin in McKinney, Texas.

Losing the support structure I had in the Corps was a difficult obstacle for me to overcome. The stresses that come along with adapting to civilian life took a heavy toll on me and many times I felt alone and helpless. The Warrior’s Keep has brought back that since of purpose, feeling of brotherhood and support I’ve been missing from my years in the military
— Cody Hardin