UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

"Boots on Graves"

aka USV-JSC   |   Leander, TX   |  https://usvjsc.org
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UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

EIN: 34-1984578


Mission

USV-JSC Mission and Purpose. The USV-JSC is an organization focused on augmenting the Regular and Reserve forces in two areas. First, the USV-JSC provides trained and uniformed volunteers who may be called upon to renter Military Funeral Honors to deceased veterans at National and local cemeteries. Second, the USV-JSC fills in the gap when and where needed by proper authority in incidents of civil emergency management.

Notes from the nonprofit

Note: USV-JSC applied online for 990EZ renewal 2022 on 29 JAN 2022 as required. This renewal form is every three years. We have not received 990EZ renewal as of yet for 501(c)3 and 501(c)19. Message from Lieutenant General Allen A. Baumann The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for United States Armed Forces Veterans is a tribute to show our Nation’s deep gratitude to those who, in time of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. Veterans of the United States military are dying at a rate of more than 1,600 a day, and active and reserve military forces are not able to provide the level of Military Funeral Honors Ceremonies as promised by Congress to cover all deceased veterans. Accordingly, there exists nationwide a continuing requirement for an organization of private citizens with adequate training, and the desire to assist in meeting the Military Funeral Honors needs of veterans and the trauma of local and national emergencies.

Ruling year info

2004

Commanding General

LTG Allen A. Baumann

Main address

430 Callahan Lane

Leander, TX 78641 USA

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EIN

34-1984578

Subject area info

Disasters and emergency management

Leadership development

Cemeteries and burial services

Population served info

Adults

Veterans

NTEE code info

(Fire Prevention / Protection / Control) (M24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

Show Forms 990

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Strategic Plan. To provide Final Military Honors in accordance with US Army Field Manual (FM) 3-21.5, Drill and Ceremonies for all deceased US Armed Forces Veterans’ Next of Kin, Family and Friends at every Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery: The United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command intends to provide every deceased United States Armed Forces Veteran Final Military Honors Ceremonies customary to public perception as seen in movies, newsreels, television shows, news broadcasts, etc., fulfilling the mission the Department of Defense is currently, due to limited dedicated availability of manpower and resources, NOT performing. Further, it is the United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command intent to conduct the Final Military Honors Ceremonies in full specified uniform of each Armed Service.

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?

United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command

Military Funeral Honors "Boots on Graves"

Population(s) Served
Adults
Veterans

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.

Hours of volunteer service

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

Families, Widows and widowers, Veterans

Related Program

United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of funeral services for veterans' next of kin (NOK)

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

Veterans, Widows and widowers, Families

Related Program

United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

To provide one business day monthly at each Department of Veterans Cemetery with a full complement of US Armed Forces Veterans and trained American Citizens in proper US Armed Forces Service Uniform, Final Military Honors Ceremonies as outlined in Department of Defense Instruction 1300.15, Military Funeral Support, December 27, 2017.

To obtain Legislative approval for inclusion in Title 10, US Code, Section 104 Establishment of the United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command within the Department of Defense to coordinate Volunteers.

To obtain entry to US Armed Forces Clothing Sales stores.

To be listed in the Department of Defense Veterans Services Officer Pamphlet

To obtain approval of the United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command uniforms and ranks

That the Legislative Affairs Command, United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command continues on-going communications with members of the US Congress

That in-person communication through Office Calls, invitations to be Guest Speakers/recognized at appropriate events and visits with Congresspersons at the US Capitol Offices and with the Department of Veterans Affairs Director and appropriate persons therein

The Legislative Affairs Command, United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command, with continuous direction from the National Commander and guidance and funding from the Board of Directors, United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command conduct continuous communication with the US Legislative branch.

The Legislative Affairs Command, United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command, submitted documentation and coordinated with the a Congresswoman seeking from the Department of Veterans Affairs recognition as a Veterans Service Organization status to be included in the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Officer Pamphlet and achieved said status and shall be listed in the impending VSO Pamphlet publication.

The Department of Defense has certified several of the United States Volunteers-Joint Services Command units authorizing each unit to perform on site Final Military Honors Ceremonies through the US Army National Guard Certification Program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Veterans, NOK, citizens, legal residents

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Meetings, SITREP,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

Assets info

BMF Data: IRS Business Master File

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $2,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $10,500
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $5,135
Total Revenue $17,635
Expenses
Program Services $14,975
Administration $1,419
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $16,394

UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $15,377

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Commanding General

LTG Allen A. Baumann

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS-JOINT SERVICES COMMAND

Board of directors
as of 08/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

MajGen Susan Korte

USV-JSC

Term: 2021 -

CJ Rodriguez Hernandez

USV-JSC

John Natterstad

Peter Vien

Lily Nguyen

Jacqueline Hornsby

Jackson Whitaker

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/8/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2022

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.