Chairman of the Struckmann Foundation
Tino Christian Von Struckmann
Service has defined my life. For many years I served in the Army and following I worked in the personal protection industry mostly with celebrity protection for profit thus we were able to provide free protection for those women without means needing our services.
It was knowing that one in four women will be victims of molestation, knowing that one in four teenage girls end up in abusive relationships, and knowing that the statistics on domestic violence are on the rise that compelled me to hold seminars on self-defense and self-protection in high schools, and colleges, but also for battered and abused women and finally writing several books for women about what I learned throughout my years of service that might be helpful.
As a man who loves the women in his family, the women who are his friends, and sees what so many girls and women are subjected too, I cannot stand by without helping correct some of the inadequacies in our governmental agencies in dealing with violence against women; I cannot stand by without doing something about abuse if only I could help inform the future generations on how they can avoid becoming a victim, and open the door that silence is not the best thing, those guilty or rape and child abuse must be brought to justice and locked away. I firmly believe we must fight to protect the women in our world it must be the highest calling for a real man to do.
As a veteran myself, I also feel compelled to do something for my brothers in arms who have made tremendous sacrifices and yet are forced to live below the poverty line, forced to forgo necessary and helpful medical care despite the efforts of so many at the Veteran’s Administration. But the VA can only do so much on government funding. There is a vast gap between the needs of the men and women under the care of the VA and the actual care the VA is capable of providing. We can help fill that gap; we will meet with the men and women and talk directly to them, find out their problems and try to alleviate them.
And naturally it is no different with Peace Officers. On the front lines at home, willing to take their lives in their hands as they protect and serve, when wounded or killed, they and their families are often not adequately provided for.
It is with these people in mind that I have created The Struckmann Foundation, and I look forward to raising societal awareness of the needs we seek to serve those in need.