OPERATION ENDURING WARRIOR

Honor, Empower and Motivate

aka OEW   |   Midlothian, VA 23113, VA   |  www.enduringwarrior.org

Mission

Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to Honor, Empower and Motivate our nation's wounded service members through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Our program helps participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork and perseverance. This ultimately enables wounded veterans' lives to go in directions they may have once thought were impossible.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mr. Eric Schmitz

Executive Director

Mr. Stephen Mills

Main address

14241 Midlothian Tpke #209

Midlothian, VA 23113, VA 23113 USA

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EIN

46-2738768

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Operation Enduring Warrior seeks to support wounded veterans and law enforcement professionals through programs that offer physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Since these programs are run by active military, veterans as well as active and retired law enforcement personnel, the programs serve both the primary recipient but also by creating a community and encouraging the type of camaraderie as seen if military and law enforcement circles, the organization support the mental and emotional help of all its members. This combats veteran and law enforcement suicide .

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

OEW Skydive

Selected wounded warriors go through sky dive training that will culminate in them achieving their US Parachute Association "A" license certification.

Population(s) Served

Volunteer supporters who wish to assist in raising awareness and donations for OEW through spreading the word, participating in local community events wearing OEW branded gear, and promoting our social media outlets.

Population(s) Served

Official events OEW particpates in to empower wounded warriors/adaptive athletes and raise awareness. Race program events include various distance Obstacle Course Races (OCR) from multiple well-known OCR companies to road races ranging from 5K to marathon. Adaptive athletes can also hand cycle events accompanied by a member of our Masked Athlete Team. Race program events are either led my members of our Masked Athlete Team or our Community Ambassadors.

Population(s) Served

Provide and safely facilitate opportunities for Wounded Warriors to experience and enjoy inspiring experiences, such as skydiving, surfing, scuba diving, hunting, adventure
trips, etc...

Population(s) Served

Holiday event where OEW, Community Athletes, and volunteers gather to deliver care packages to our heroes overseas and recovering wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Center for Intrepid at San Antonio, TX.

Population(s) Served

Coordinates visits to wounded warrior hospitals such as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Warrior Transition Battalions to visit with wounded warriors, provide encouragement, support, and motivation. Through this, OEW offers opportunity to participate in one of our programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Reduce veteran and law enforcement suicide, support the empowerment of wounded veterans and law enforcement personnel to continue active healthy and productive lives.

Develop Programs that are physically demanding
Build support teams for our wounded veterans
Team with supporting organizations
Empower and Motivate our wounded veterans to accomplish daunting physical tasks with the aid of the team
Create deep ties with the wounded veterans to build lasting engagements

Operation Enduring Warrior is uniquely suited to accomplish its mission. It has created the Masked Athlete Team. Those selected to this elite group must past rigorous physical and mental challenges as part of the selection process. This creates the capability of the organization to quickly deploy a group of athletes to assist a wounded veteran through a physical challenge while ensuring that veteran's safety above all else.

Over 100 wounded veterans have been served already. Next we will expand our programs to include additional services to veterans and we will include law enforcement officers who have been injured in the line of duty.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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OPERATION ENDURING WARRIOR

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Walter Romano

Operation Enduring Warrior

Term: 2013 -

Patrick Vanlandingham

Operation Enduring Warrior

Walter Romano

Operation Enduring Warrior

Stephen Mills

Operation Enduring Warrior

Mark Sells

Operation Enduring Warrior

William Pollitz

Operation Enduring Warrior

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes