2016 Christmas Message

Friends of Civilian Exposure,

This Christmas, as we gather with our families and reflect on the year that has been, I am reminded that while some progress and discussions continue, the poisoning of a significant group of people exposed at Camp Lejeune remains largely unaddressed and justice unresolved.

Let’s not forget the service members, veterans, and reservists that were exposed.

Let’s not forget the hard-working civilian employees that helped keep bases like Lejeune operating 24/7/365. They are the cooks, the firemen, the maintenance workers, supervisors, the school principals, the plumbers, the golf course folks, and more.

Let’s not forget the spouses of those deployed. Let’s not forget the children that played in the swimming pools, drank from school water fountains or played with water hoses in the heat of a summer day on base.

Let’s not forget all that have suffered or lost as a result of this generational health catastrophe, not just at Lejeune, but at every contaminated military base.

In their memory, Civilian Exposure will continue to work to create awareness, accountability and assistance for ALL exposed and suffering the health impacts. We fight on, with renewed spirit, to solve this problem once and for all and bring care and justice that all deserve. Our nation owes them.

We thank you for your service, your stories, your sympathies, and your steadfast and unwavering support.

A very heartfelt “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” to you and yours.

Gavin P Smith - Founder and President of Civilian Exposure
Gavin P. Smith
Founder/President – Civilian Exposure


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Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

About the Founder
A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

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