The retired Army major, after unsuccessfully reaching out to the incumbent, decided he had to be the change he wanted to see.
Norwood chose to settle his family in Georgetown because it reminded him of his hometown in New Jersey. Georgetown also came recommended by his commander at Fort Hood and he was impressed with the reputation of Georgetown schools.
As president and founder of the nonprofit, We Leave No One Behind- Veterans Crisis Help, Norwood is deeply committed to ensuring that police, firefighters and emergency service responders are appropriately trained to respond to people experiencing mental health crises. An investment in such training is an essential investment to reduce the liability for the city and taxpayers while treating people on their worst days effectively, respectfully and appropriately.
In addition to operating the veteran-centered nonprofit, Norwood has translated his 14 years military experience into a consulting company that provides security and resilience training to law enforcement, military and corporations.
When Norwood retired from the Army in 2019 he was serving as the operations officer at Fort Hood where he provided logistical support for the 55,000 soldiers and civilians on the base. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Volunteer Service Awards for his service.
In addition to operating his nonprofit, a small business and raising his two daughters, Norwood is pursuing a master’s degree in social work from The University of Texas. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from West Point Military Academy.