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BOUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT VETS 360.


Since 2011 we had been exclusively focused on providing support, advocacy and mentorship for Post 9/11, high school educated, short term service, combat veterans. Now we are focused on all active duty personnel, veterans and their families. ​​
It is this team that makes our mission possible.  
Meet The Team

  1. Jay Kopelman
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    Jay Kopelman
    Board Member Jay began his military career in the US Navy in 1985, training to become a Naval Aviator. He then transferred to the Marine Corps in 1992 where he continued to fly before becoming a forward air controller and earning his gold naval parachutist wings. Jay served for 21 years in a variety of roles with both conventional and special operations forces. In 2004 he entered Fallujah as the Special Operations Forces Liaison Officer for I MEF to retake that city from insurgents. "One warrior suffering from PTS, substance abuse, homelessness...
  2. Rick J. Collins
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    Rick J. Collins
    Founder & Executive Director Rick is a ‘Brit’ Vet with 10.5 years of active duty. Rick has always been very active in supporting veterans both here and in the UK and for the past 7 years he has been serving once again to help today's Post 9/11 combat veterans. "It is an honor to be able to serve again and to make a difference in the lives of so many." CONNECT will impact major change for those we wish to serve or for those who serve them.
  3. Scott Attenborough
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    Scott Attenborough
    Chairman of the Board Scott is a veteran of nine years in the United States Marine Corps. As a Training SNCO, Operations Chief, Drill Instructor, and Water Survival Instructor he distinguished himself with four meritorious promotions. Scott left the Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant in 1989. After leaving the Corps Scott has become a leader in the online product, content, and marketing arena. "Since 2011 I have been with Vets 360 as we fight to engage and support our most tough demographic of veterans. It is my honor and privilege to do so."
  4. Dwight "Wookie" Settle
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    Dwight "Wookie" Settle
    Board Member Dwight joined the Navy in 1978 and graduated BUD/S in 1979 earning the coveted Trident of the US Navy SEALS. During 20+ years of service he served multiple deployments and instructor roles within the SEAL community. Dwight notes: “As someone who has been on the forefront of this nations conflicts and as someone who has seen firsthand the cause and effect of PTS on our special operators I want to do what I can to convince today’s veterans that going it alone if not an option. We are all part of a brotherhood and there will never be an “I” in “Team” when it comes to dealing with PTS.”
  5. Jim Booker
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    Jim Booker
    Board Member Jim enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1983 as a Basic Infantryman and retired as Senior Enlisted Leader ISAF. Jim has 44 months of combat experience and awards that include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (w/star), Bronze Star (with V) and Combat Action Ribbon (w/star). Jim retired to Waco TX with his large family. "We spent a lot of time teaching them how to kick down doors and destroy on contact. Now it's time to teach them how to open a door and CONNECT will give them the ability to open it.”

       OUR AMAZING PATRONS, ADVISORS, EVANGELISTS & GOOD FRIENDS         

  1. Jim Symonds RADM (Ret.)
    Jim Symonds RADM (Ret.)
    Representing The Naval Service
  2. John Mulholland LtGen. (Ret.)
    John Mulholland LtGen. (Ret.)
    Representing The US Army
  3. Tevan Green Maj. (Ret.)
    Tevan Green Maj. (Ret.)
    Representing The Air Force Dwight joined the Navy in 1978 and graduated BUD/S in 1979 earning the coveted Trident of the US Navy SEALS. During 20+ years of service he served multiple deployments and instructor roles within the SEAL community. Dwight notes: “As someone who has been on the forefront of this nations conflicts and as someone who has seen firsthand the cause and effect of PTS on our special operators I want to do what I can to convince today’s veterans that going it alone if not an option. We are all part of a brotherhood and there will never be an “I” in “Team” when it comes to dealing with PTS.”
  4. Patrick "Paddy" Gough Col. USMC (Ret.)
    Patrick "Paddy" Gough Col. USMC (Ret.)
    Representing The Marine Corps
Jim was a Naval Aviator and ship’s captain. USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), one of our nuclear aircraft carriers. His last assignment was as Commander, Navy Region Northwest.

Upon retirement from the Navy in 2010, he and his wife, Anne, moved to Arizona.

Rear Admiral Symonds feels a commitment to our young combat Veterans as being necessary and worthy.

"As someone who had the privilage to command these young men and women, it is an honor to continue to be able to help influence their lives".

"CONNECT is so forward thinking I am honored to be a part of it.:
Recently retired from the United States Army LTG Mulholland served as Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command and previously as the Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command. 

John has retired to VA where he hopes to settle down and continue to contribute to the well being of our young veterans.

" Our men and women ask, will the system stand by those of us who willingly went forward in their name? Vets 360 has answered with a loud Yes." 

"Please Join us as we make CONNECT a new reality.”
Paddy was born in Waterford, Ireland. Upon completion of The Basic School, he attended Naval Flight Training at Pensacola, Florida where he was named to the “Commodore's List" and designated a Naval Aviator in 1981.

Colonel Gough has over 3,800 flight hours and decorations include Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars, the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Ribbon.

In November 2008, Colonel Gough retired from the Marine Corps with 30 years of active duty service.  Currently residing in Carlsbad, CA, he has been married to Karen for 40 years, and they are the proud parents of Kyle and Tara and grandparents to Logan and Aiden.
  

Tevan graduated from The Citadel and earned his Master’s Degree from Georgia College and State University. Tevan was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for his actions in Afghanistan.

Tevan is currently Chief Evangelist at SOFJOBS.COM and owner at Citadel Logic. Tevan is also committed to give back to those we serve.  

"I have been involved in many non-profit organizations and I've never seen a more simple, functional and adaptable product be offered to non-profits. 

CONNECT is going to dramatically increase organizations' ability to serve."
  
Below is a small sampling of amazing organizations who have agreed to be an active part of the CONNECT collaborative.             Everyone supporting our veterans is welcome to join us. Please ask if you qualify to join them.