President of Denny’s Got My 6, LLC.
Eric is a retired combat veteran with 20 years of military service split between the Marine Corps and Air Force. As a Marine, he was assigned to Reconnaissance and Force Reconnaissance units. In the Air Force, Eric was a Combat Controller assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command. He then went onto serve with the premier units within the Joint Special Operations Command. During his military career Eric was deployed on numerous contingency operations and did three combat tours to Afghanistan and Iraq. During his second tour to Afghanistan in 2002 Eric was involved in a firefight that left mental scars and left him suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In 2017, Eric’s struggle with PTSD became too much for him and he became suicidal. With the support of his wife, he began the long road to getting help for the first time. Eric began going through multiple treatment modalities and attending veterans’ programs. After all of this he was still having struggles and in 2018 he was selected to attend This Able Veteran’s trauma program and was paired with his service dog Denny.
A year after Eric’s suicide attempt, Eric and his wife Meg began speaking out about the stigma associated mental health and asking for help among veterans and first responders. They have participated in numerous videos and interviews and actively speak to organizations about their experiences and show others that its “ok to not be ok” and ask for help. Eric Provow is currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in northern Virginia with 15 years of experience. He is also a member of his department’s Technical Rescue Team.
In 2018, Eric, along with his wife Meg, founded the nonprofit organization Making Everything Good (M.E.G.) to assist and support the needs of individuals, families, and organizations associated with public safety, military, veterans, and their local community.