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In the Wake of War, Alum Works to Ensure There’s ‘No One Left Behind’

Caruso (at right) in Kandahar in 2011, after a flight over southern Afghanistan.

Phil Caruso ’08 is an Air Force veteran and acting CEO of No One Left Behind (NOLB), the first organization dedicated to helping Afghans safely evacuate, navigate the lengthy Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process, and start new lives in the U.S.

Founded in 2014 by a former U.S. Army captain and his Afghan interpreter, NOLB is currently tracking more than 60,000 Afghans who are SIV eligible but still reside in Afghanistan or neighboring Pakistan. Says Caruso: “Every life saved, every family housed, and every mouth fed is a victory for us.”

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