Betty Yee, State Controller,
Captain Lawrence Vasquez, L.A. Military & Veteran Affairs , Mayors Office,
Los Angeles City Controller ,
Distinguished Guest Speaker
Chaplain Brenda Threatt, Executive Director U.S.VETS/-Long Beach, Invocation
Norberto F. Nardi, AIA, NCARB, Principal Nardi & Associates
World renowned architect/designer ,
Humanities Guest Speaker/Panelist
Marlene Granderson ,
Principal, Granderson Holdings,
City Club Board of Governors,
Mistress of Ceremonies
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
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
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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/
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
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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.
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As a form of rehabilitation Operation Confidence established a woodworking program for disabled Veterans
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
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
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 hosted a Veterans Job Fair featured on NBC
Once a month Consuella visits the Skid Row district in Los Angeles to help feed homeless disabled Veterans
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.
Operation Confidence Positive Direction Team, all wheelchair users give demonstrates on driving an accessible van or car.
Operation Confidence represented our Veterans with a float in the 2016 Kingdom Day Parade
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.
In 1980, Operation Confidence opened the beauty industry to individuals with physical disabilities and used it as a form of rehabilitation.