Hope For U. S. Veterans

Providing our Nations Veterans with a high standard of excellence and strong educational opportunities.

About Us


Hope for U. S. Veterans is an organization built by Veterans and images/HFUV_whiteLOGO_FORWEB_nov11.pngindividuals who care about Veterans. Its goals include offering the opportunity to all qualified Veterans for professional training and skills to become successful in technology related occupations. Hope for U. S. Veteran has established affiliate opportunities with technology-related Employers that may be in a position to offer possible internships as well as possible employment opportunities to our graduates.




Mr. Johnson’s expertise includes program development, people management, and instilling the purpose of successful Veterans within Local, State, and Federal Communities. At the helm of the premier training center which provides opportunities for career internship and possible Employment opportunities for successful graduates, customized learning plans, counseling services through local Vet Centers, support groups, and fitness programs. He and his Partners and Affiliates such as H2H, (Heroes to Hired), ESGR, EPO, (HOH), Hire Our Heroes, work together to provide a successful (CNP) Certified Network Professional Program, and Employment opportunities to Successful Graduates. Our Program is delivered by highly qualified and certified professors to instruct Veterans, and implement the CNP course which consists of Introduction to Microsoft, COMPTIA A+, (Network Plus), N+, (Microsoft Security Plus), S+, CCNA (Cisco), and Soft Skills, including interviewing, resume writing, communication, time management skills and more. His program also Includes the well-known, (SAP), Situational Awareness Program alongside of his Sponsor; Project Welcome Home Troops. Each course includes testing for each course and certification upon successful testing. Together, they are providing the opportunity for our nation’s Veterans to move forward with the ability to provide financial security in their personal, family, and corporate lives. Mr. Johnson is excited by the response of both his partnerships and affiliate employers working with the graduates of the program.

Founder / President / Program Director of Hope for U.S. Veterans, Mr. Johnson has more than 35 years of experience in the worlds of business, the military and innovation. He served a Mission for the LDS Church where he worked as a liaison teaching Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodia Immigrants, to read, write, and speak the English Language and to adjust as new Citizens of the United States. He has been a pioneer on several fronts, and began his career working for an Industrial Supplier and won the contracts as an official supplier for such companies like Newmont Gold, Kennecott Copper, Volvo, Unisys, Hill Air Force Base, Hercules, Morton Thiokol, and NASA. He has worked with Ikano Communications as one of the hosts for the 2002 Olympics alongside of Enterasys Networks, where he provided leadership in the construction and implementation of the 90-megabit wireless network along the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains in Utah, including a complete wireless connection for the Utah State Capital Building, Congressional and Senate offices, Governor’s Mansion, Deveroe House, etc. for the Honorable Mike Leavitt, Former Governor of Utah and Former Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Johnson even filled the demanding role of host for the Novell Brain Share program in its pursuit to become the leading provider of infrastructure software. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Cannon Walters Foundation; assisting in the needs of our Nations Disabled. He also served on the Board of Green Thumb; working with 60 to 75 year olds who wish to build and learn Basic Technology for personal and employment developmental skills. He served on the Directors Board of West Valley City, Utah for the NIAC Committee under the direction of the Juvenile Justice System, where he helped in designing and implementing the Adolescence Cessation program helping our youth in overcoming drug abuse and early onset smoking. He has also served as a member of the PAC Board for Atlantis University / AU. He is an Honorably Discharged / Disabled Veteran of the United States Air Force and was recognized by World Wide Who’s Who for 2011 and 2012. He was also recently recognized by International Who’s Who for Excellence in Business Design, Management and Innovation for 2013.

"Phil has a heart for Veterans. He is passionate about his company and
giving back to society. A lot of people talk about giving back, but very few
rarely keep their word. Phil has done that over the last year and a half
that I have known him. He has integrity, passion, and dedication to do what
is right for all involved. It has been a pleasure to work with him and his
company and what he has accomplished for our Nation, our communities and our
military families. I would recommend him to my mother if she was in need of
his services"
-- Rachel Ann Foster
Program Support Manager (Contractor)
Florida and Puerto Rico
Employer Partnership Office/H2H
Military Personnel Services

"Phil shows deep commitment to helping train and employ veterans in the IT
industry post-military service. He is a pleasure to work with, and as a
veteran myself, I appreciate his efforts."
--Zach Guthrie, Managing Director at SNI Companies

"Phil is the type of person that does whatever it takes to get the job done.
He always does what is right for people and stands for what is right at all
times and in all places. He is highly motivated to succeed at whatever he
does and always gives 100%."
--Jordan Robison, Investment Education Consultant

"Phil is an incredibly passionate individual for the cause of helping our
veterans. His vision and drive to create educational and job opportunities
for our returning veterans and especially those who have returned with a
debilitating injury. Phil's dedication to the cause of improving these
hero's lives makes him a hero in my book. His service to our country in the
Air Force and now his service to those who have served us with Hope for US
Veterans is extremely commendable."
--Eric Keck, Chief Operating Officer at Ground Force Worldwide



Rachel Ann Foster is currently serving as member of Hope for US Veterans Organization and the Director of Support Services in Houston, Texas. Prior to this assignment Rachel was an Army Readiness Specialist for the Private Public Partnership P3 program for the Central, Western, Northern and Eastern Florida. During the last nine years, she has helped countless service members from all the military branches find employment opportunities, review and assist in resume writing, how to interview, how to dress for success, 30 second commercials, how to negotiate salaries proposals and application process of Employers.

The majority of Rachel’s 26 years of Active Duty Army career was spent overseas. She was a Motor Transport Operator for air, rail, vessel, and motor vehicle operations. She was the first female First Sergeant in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in 1993. She has a total of 8 years of First Sergeant Experience. She was deployed to the first Gulf War, Desert Shield/Storm, Bosnia Kosovo, Operations Desert Fox and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004. Rachel retired from Active Duty military service in October 2005 as a First Sergeant and has been working faithfully and unselfishly to help service members and veterans to gain employment and resources to help jobseekers and economy get moving again.

Rachel lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband George of 36 years with one daughter Natasha and one grandson Thomas Malik. Rachel was born in Moorhead, Mississippi. She is the 3rd eldest of ten siblings. She holds a PHD in World Religion/Divinity 2013. Rachel is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in International Finance with a concentration and emphasis on Economic Development. She is also a Chaplain for the United Nations in New York.


Hope For U.S. Veterans a US Based,
Veteran and Disabled Veteran Run Organization


Brian S Nelson is currently the Owner and Managing Partner of Nelson Law Partners PLLC, which he formed in June 2015 upon his resignation with Lone Star College System.

Mr. Nelson has a broad background and extensive experience in both private and public legal practice spanning over 28 years - of which 18 years have been focused entirely within higher education serving the University of Houston System and the Lone Star College System.

In 2008 Mr. Nelson was appointed as Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Lone Star College System and served as a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet as Vice Chancellor and General Counsel - and General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer to the Lone Star College System Board of Trustees and Lone Star College System Foundation. Mr. Nelson was solely responsible for all legal compliance within all System, Board and Foundation functions, policies and compliance with all federal and/or state laws.

Prior to his service at Lone Star College System, Mr. Nelson was Executive Director and Associate General Counsel for the University of Houston System for 10 years, and was the first Corporate Counsel and General Counsel, respectively, for Jacobs Engineering Group (Pasadena, California) and Walbridge Aldinger Company (Detroit, Michigan) within the years 1989 and 1998.

Mr. Nelson is a member of the Texas, Utah and Michigan Bars and is licensed to practice law in Texas and Utah. He is an alumnus of the University of Utah (Bachelor of Social Science, Political Science 1984) and Michigan State University College of Law (Juris Doctorate 1987). He is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and served as a member of American Association of Community College Legal Advisory Group.

Mr. Nelson’s community service includes 6 years as an Adjunct Instructor and a term as a member of the Executive Council - Boy Scouts of America Houston Area.

Mr. Nelson is married with 4 children.


Matt Wells, after achieving the honor of being the first person in the United States earning a degree in Corporate Wellness in 1984, Matt started his professional career as a High School Math and Science teacher. During this time he also coached Cross Country and Track. He still holds a State track record where his Pole Vault crew swept all three places in all dual meets and all six places in the league meet for three years.

In 1989 Matt entered the Air Force via Officer Training School. After his first month serving ad a Supply Officer, he took over as Section Commander while the current Commander attended Squadron Officer School. At this time he was told that his desire to change his career field from Supply Officer to Section Commander was not possible. Four months later he became a Section Commander for the 67th Supply Squadron and the 480th Fighter Squadron. Before he left the Air Force in 1993, he was instrumental in developing the Wellness Program for the Air Force, served as a leadership speaker at the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and was Company Grade Officer of the Quarter twice.

In 1996 he entered the field of Yellow Pages advertising and spent six months as a sales associate then promoted to Sales Manager and within a year became Vice President in charge of training. He developed the Socratic Sales Method which is the most comprehensive, progressive and effective sales method available today. In 2009 he started A-Fect Sales and Management Training company and has a client list spanning the United States and Canada.


Dr. Richard Carpenter, Chancellor Emeritus, Lone Star College System, served within higher education for 35 years, beginning his career as the youngest community college president in the the country with the State of Kentucky University and Community College System, and ending his career as chancellor for the Lone Star College System, one of the premier community college systems in the country and the second largest institution of higher education in the State of Texas and largest within the Houston metro area spanning, over 1400 square miles of service area. During his tenure as Chancellor, the Lone Star College System was the fastest growing college in the United States, serving a student body approaching 100,000.

Dr. Carpenter has served on the following Boards and Commissions:

American Association of Community Colleges, Commission on International Initiatives, Association of Community College Trustees Advisory Council, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Board, Community Colleges for International Development Board Chair, Co-Chair –Greater Houston Partnership Education Policy and Workforce Development Committee, American Council on Education, International Education Committee ACTU, Member U.S. Western Region Awards Committee, Regional Advocacy Working Group, The Manufacturing Institute Education Council, Harris County Complete Count Committee (request of Harris County Judge Ed Emmett), Greater Houston Partnership Board Greater Houston Partnership Sub-Committee Public Policy Support (federal, state, local), Center for the Global Advancement of Community Colleges (CGACC), Center for Houston’s Future Policy Oversight Committee, Greater Houston Partnership Higher Education Committee (vice-chair) and elected state Chair of the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

Greg Rogers' unique perspective and passionate commitment to patients and families grew out of an 22- year career spent in healthcare, the last 19 years of which have been spent in neuroscience within the pharmaceutical and post-acute care rehabilitation industries.

He began his career with Fortune 500 Eli Lilly and Company where he held positions in sales/sales management and marketing/brand management. Most of his 12 years with Lilly were spent in neuroscience, specifically working to aid those suffering from mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Following his days with Lilly, Greg entered the post-acute care rehabilitation industry via a Director of Marketing role at HealthSouth Dallas Rehabilitation Hospital. He was thereafter promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Before joining NeuroRestorative in May 2013, Greg served as the CEO at Integra Hospital Plano near Dallas, TX and as a Director of Clinical Performance for RehabCare. It was at Integra that he first introduced a new approach to rehabilitation which he termed the Neuro Rehabilitation & Recovery Model. This next generation rehabilitation model stressed lower staffing ratios and a unique continuum of care, specifically designed to better meet the needs of individuals requiring rehabilitation for neurological conditions such as stroke, brain injury, MS, or Parkinson's. It was later determined that the model offered a number of advantages for those with non-neurological conditions as well. Currently, Greg serves as CEO of Continuum Rehabilitation Hospital of North Texas as well as CEO at Our Heroes Rehabilitation Institute of Texas (OHRI of Texas).

Greg received his MBA in Marketing (1993) as well as an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree (1992) from Baylor University.


Anita Long is the President of Women in Film and Television. She is a storyteller, documentary filmmaker, and public health consultant who was born in New York, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than fifteen-years her involvement in coordinating community-based public health and history community development projects in California and nationally, in 1999 Anita led and co-founded an array of programs in 30 senior computer centers located in Santa Clara County, and created a supportive environment for seniors, teens, and those in between to share stories that all too often remain unspoken.

Anita has also been awarded medals by the Smithsonian Institution, is published in the Library of Congress, was nominated most influential woman in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has received official recognition from the City of San Jose, the State of California, the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Defense Department, and the United States Congress. Examples of her work are in more than 30 museums and libraries around the country. Her former clients include Adobe, Intel, Hewlett Packard, IBM, NASA and many other large national and international corporations. She has also co-produced and edited a series of educational documentaries from stories of W.W. II, diabetes awareness, and breast cancer awareness to healthy life styles and the 21st Century quest for longevity. One of her programs focusing on personal stories of individuals who played a part in the Civil Rights Movement was broadcast to more than 3 million homes on BET, in 2005. She was responsible for overseeing the Stories of Service Program, A National Initiative to Encourage Youth Across America to document the lives of unsung heroes in their communities.

"Remember, people of all ages and backgrounds have rare valuable stories to share."












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