Where did you serve and what did you do?
I was a Sergeant, served 1 tour of duty in support of OIF, I supported & 7th group Special Forces in MND-South, Iraq
How are you #StillServing?
I started a company dedicated to serving veterans, senior citizens, & those w/ disabilities & critical illnesses. I am a bipolar & mental health vet advocate. My company wants to highlight the normal everyday struggles we face everyday as a nation. My goal is to use my knowledge and information system literacy to coordinate & control community relief & aid efforts of resources, time & personnel to improve community relation. At this time I am writing the business model for my company. The model is centered around enriching, empowering & uplifting the lives of veterans such as myself & providing them w/ organizations that advocate better decision making from leaders as well as enhancing business processes which add value to veterans lives.
Michelson Staples USA (ret.)
Why do you do it?
Honestly, I saw the need for my organization as soon as I transitioned out of the military . Veterans need all type of services & support when we transition from military service; we don’t realize while in service to the nation. I needed help w/ school & housing when I first got out of the Army & though there were resources & organizations out there, I had to search & search to discover them. My company will be kind of like Big Brother, we take our clients by the hand & show them around to all the resource that they can utilize as vets. My company will help bring awareness to the crucial pivot from soldier to civilian life & provide a one stop shop for vets of the future transitioning from the most elite fighting force known to man back in to average everyday model citizen.
Michelson Staples USA (ret)