James Scott Farrin Executive Appointed to USO of NC Raleigh-Durham Airport Center Council

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Eric Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, has been appointed to the United Service Organizations (USO) of North Carolina Raleigh-Durham Airport Center Council.

“I remember what the USO gave me as a young Marine, and I viewed this as an opportunity to give back.”

Eric Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, has been appointed to the United Service Organizations (USO) of North Carolina Raleigh-Durham Airport Center Council.

The USO of North Carolina currently operates centers in Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and on Fort Bragg/Fayetteville. It operates two travel-based centers, in the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte-Douglas international airports. These centers function as airport lounges for military personnel, military retirees and their families.

As a former Marine, Eric Sanchez has a personal awareness of the important role the USO plays in the lives of military personnel from all five branches of service.

“As a young Marine, I would often go to the USO when at the airport between duty stations. The USO would offer a safe place to drop your seabag, grab a snack or just connect with other service members,” he said.

“I remember the USOs were staffed with exceedingly friendly volunteers, many of whom extended genuine feelings of appreciation and admiration. It's hard to fully express the warm feelings that gave me.

“I remember what the USO gave me as a young Marine, and I viewed this as an opportunity to give back.”

Eric Sanchez is the longest serving staff member at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, having served the firm and its clients for more than 10 years.

Eric Sanchez is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), Association of Legal Administrators, Raleigh Durham Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, Marine Corps Association and is a formerly licensed adjuster.

The USO was established in 1941 to meet a request by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for civilian support of the military during World War II. The first USO center opened that year in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Other centers were soon to follow, including one in Jacksonville, N.C.

As U.S. forces drew-down following World War II, the USO as an organization was dissolved and its facilities closed. However, the Jacksonville center remained open through the determined efforts of its volunteers. Today, this center is the longest continuously-operating USO facility in the world. The USO was reactivated with the onset of the Korean War in the 1950s. It has served the morale and recreation needs of American service members ever since.

About the Firm:

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 27 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.

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