Operation Confidence Community Outreach



Betty Yee, State Controller,

 Honorary Speaker  

On Thursday, May 30, 2019 Operation Confidence hosted "The Invisible Heroes" that was a huge succe


 Captain Lawrence Vasquez, L.A. Military & Veteran Affairs , Mayors Office, 

Keynote Speaker  


 Ron Galperin

Los Angeles City Controller , 

Distinguished Guest Speaker  

Santa Monica Room


 Chaplain Brenda Threatt, Executive Director U.S.VETS/-Long Beach, Invocation  

555 South Flower Street, 90071 51st Penthouse Floor


 Norberto F. Nardi, AIA, NCARB, Principal  Nardi & Associates

World renowned architect/designer ,

Humanities Guest Speaker/Panelist 

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


 Marlene Granderson

Principal, Granderson Holdings,

City Club Board of Governors,

 Mistress of Ceremonies   

Panelist/Moderator/ Facilitator

Rev. Andy Bales, CEO Union Rescue Mission



Ron Galperin, City Controller



Former Councilman Tom LaBonge



Kevin Lewandowski, Veterans Outreach Specialist



Jorge Rabaso, Hispanic Networking Group,


2016, 2017 & 2018 Keynote Speakers

Major Gen. Paul Mock, 2016 Keynote Speaker


Operation Confidence was honored to have had Major General Paul Mock as keynote speaker at the "Tribute To Our Disabled Veterans' event held aboard the Queen Mary on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. 

 Click Newseire Press Release link:  Governor Brown's Veterans Day Proclamation Presented on "Veterans Day " on the Historical Queen Mary, Nov.11th  

  On May 31, 2013, Major General (Retired) Mock was selected by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as the National Chair for the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR National Chair is an official Department of Defense position that carries a three-year term and the protocol status of a military four-star flag or general officer. Major General Mock provides leadership and vision for a team of more than 4, 500 dedicated volunteers spanning all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Major General Mock, a retired Lieutenant with Los Angeles Police Department, has extensive service with military members and their families through work with the Association of the United States Army, Fisher House Foundation and the Military Child Education Coalition. 

 Click link to read more about Major Gen. Mock: http://www.militarychild.org/DOD-Appoints-Paul-Mock-as-National-Chair

Brig. Gen Ruth Wong, 2017 Keynote Speaker


Operation Confidence was honored to have had Brig. General Ruth Wong, Director of  The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs County of Los Angeles as keynote speaker at our ' Tribute To Disabled Veterans" gala event at the Knollwood Country Club on Saturday, July 30th 

 Click press release Newswire link
Homeless, Disabled Veterans Get the Respect They Deserve by Operation Confidence 

Brig. Wong served as Assistant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Medical Readiness and Nursing Services, Aeromedical Evacuation Flight Commander in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was selected to become one of the first nurse practitioner’s in the Air Force.

General Wong began her career with the County of Los Angeles in 2001 as the Quality Improvement Manager for the Department of Mental Health. She promoted to the Chief Executive Office in 2002 as the Executive Director. 

Click link to read more about Brig. General Wong: http://mva.lacounty.gov/director-ruth-wong/

Navy Admiral Sandy Adams, 2018 Keynote Speaker


Operation Confidence is honored to have  had Navy Rear Admiral  Sandy Adams (Ret) as keynote speaker  at the Meet & Greet Reception at The City Club on Wednesday , February 28, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M . The reception will  kick off Operation Confidence "Proud Be To Be A Veteran"  3-Day cruise to Baja, Mexico on Friday, May 28, 2018 aboard The Carnival Cruise event  on Friday, May 18, 2018. 

The City Club location: 555 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071, 51st. Floor


Click Newswire Press Release link

 Operation Confidence Announces 'Meet & Greet' Sponsored by Union Bank

 Retired Rear Adm.Adams served as a Navy officer for 34 years. Originally from Michigan, she has lived in Southern California for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts from the Naval War College.  In 2010, she mobilized to Afghanistan where she served as the senior advisor to an Afghan Minister of Defense Lieutenant General and his staff.

Her first flag officer assignment was as deputy commander, Navy Region Midwest.

She then served in her final assignment as the deputy commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command which is responsible for 19,000 active and reserve Sailors including Seabees and Coastal Warfare professionals.

Click link to read more about Admiral Adams:

2014, 2012, 2011,2010 & 2009 Community Outreach

In 2012, Operation Confidence Woodworking Program

As a form of rehabilitation Operation Confidence established a woodworking program for disabled Veterans

Operation Confidence "United We Serve Resource & Job Fair


In 2011 and 2010 Operation Confidence hosted "United We Serve Resource & Job Fair on the grounds of the Los Angeles Sports Arena.  All branches of Military participated as well as over 150 vendors

Operation Confidence Mega Job & Resource Fair


In 2009, Operation Confidence hosted a 4 day Mega Job and Resource Fair on the campus of 4 community colleges, Los Angeles City College, El Camino  City College, Los Angeles Valley College, and South West Community College 

Los Angeles & Veterans and Family Stand Down

2014, Operation Confidence sat on the planning committee for the Los Angeles Veterans and Family Stand Down and hosted a  women's Veterans fashion show, as well. 

Operation Confidence Job Fair featured on NBC


Operation Confidence hosted a Veterans Job Fair featured on NBC 

 Click here: Showcasing Jobs For Veterans | NBC Los Angeles 

Executive Director Consuella Mackey on Skid Row


Once a month Consuella visits the Skid Row district in Los Angeles to help feed homeless disabled Veterans

Additional Programs

What Are They Doing Now, 2005 ABC Extreme Makeover

Operation Confidence Vet Dads Program


In 2013, Operation Confidence created  the Vet Dads program where Veterans serve as role models and mentors to at risk kids who are without fathers.  

Accessible Wheelchair Van

Operation Confidence Positive Direction Team, all wheelchair users give demonstrates on driving an accessible van or car.  

Operation Confidence Float in the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade


Operation Confidence represented our Veterans with a float in the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade 

Operation Confidence Wheelchair Mommy and Me Program

In 2005, Operation Confidence created the "Wheelchair Mommy & Me"  Program where professionals provides workshops on how to care for a child when using a wheelchair or other mobility devices. 

Amputee Grooming Classes

In 1980, Operation Confidence opened the beauty industry to individuals with physical disabilities and used it  as  a form of rehabilitation.