Sea of Goodwill

The Sea of Goodwill are the many patriots who help our troops reintegrate into civilian life when they return from combat and assist their families when they are away.

Without the support of the following generous people, REBOOT would not be possible. We thank them and appreciate all that they do. President Obama says it best:

“Our men and women in uniform stand watch abroad and more are readying to deploy. To each and every one of them, and to the families who bear the quiet burden of their absence, Americans are united in sending one message: we honor your service, we are inspired by your sacrifice, and you have our unyielding support.”  “And just as they must have the resources they need in war, we all have a responsibility to support them when they come home.” – President Barack Obama

Sea of Goodwill

These are the people, foundations, and corporations who help fund REBOOT Workshops in support of our troops – we thank them all for caring.

“…care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” President Abraham Lincoln’s promise to veterans in his Second Inaugural Address in 1865

Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Ashford University
Baker Foundation
Beyster Family Foundation Fund
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Boeing Employee Community Fund
California Foundation for Stronger Communities
Camden Apartments
Citi Bank
City of San Diego

Cushman Family Foundation
Foamtec International
Gary Herbold
General Atomics – Employee Contributions
Ingram Micro
Integrits Corporation
Major League Baseball
Michael Herman
Navy Federal Credit Union
Naval Officers’ Spouse’ Club San Diego, California
Northrop Grumman
Red Thread Production Team
Robert Ellis & Jane Bernstein
San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox, Bill Horn, Ron Roberts and Pam Slater-Price
San Diego Gas and Electric (Sempra Energy)
San Diego Social Venture Partners
San Diego County District Attorney (Bonnie Dumanis)
San Diego Workforce Partnership
San Diego Fleet Week Foundation
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Serving USA
State of California (Employment Training Panel)
Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indian Nation
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
The Gary and Mary West Foundation
The Ford Fund
The Habit Hamburger Restaurants, LLC
The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
The Social Impact Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
The Legler Benbough Foundation
The Leichtag Family Foundation
The Parker Foundation
The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
The San Diego Padres
The Orange County Community Foundation
The Rose Foundation
The Cabrillo Charitable Fund at the San Diego Foundation
The Stiefel/Behner Recovable Fund
The May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
The McMillian Fund
US Bank
Union Bank of California

Us4Warriors Foundation
USS Midway Foundation
Wells Fargo Bank



These are the people who help us deliver services to REBOOT students and graduates.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney

Alliant International University
Allied-Barton Security HR
AP Consultants
Bank of America
CSU San Marcos
Cuymaca Collage
ERISS Corporation
Fleet & Family Service Center
G. C. GreenHire America’s Heroes
LUX Consultants
Merrill Lynch
Navy Civilian Personnel Office
National Communications Trng Center
Navy Region Southwest
Operation Legacy
Schuester & Associates
SD Workforce Partnership
SD Military Advisory Council
SD Veterans Coalition
SD 211
SD Regional EC Economic Develop Corp.
SD Business Journal
SD Social Venture Partners
SD Futures Foundation
SD VA Benefits Office
SPAWAR Human Resources
Soroptimist International LaJolla
Talent Evolution
The Men’s Warehouse
The Mission Continues
The Pacific Institute
The Patriot Group
Ultimate Staffing
University of San Diego
U.S. Veterans Magazine
Veterans Village of San Diego
Veterans  Association of North County
Workshops for Warriors
Wounded Warrior BN West

These are the people who support and advocate for more workshops.

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”  – President George Washington

Nathan Fletcher
Assemblywoman Toni Atkins
Assemblyman Brian Jones
Assemblyman Marty Block
California Department of Veterans Affairs
California Employment Development Department
Mayor Bob Filner
Congressman Brian Bilbray
Congressman Darrell Issa
Congressman Duncan Hunter
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
Congressman Scott Peters
Congresswoman Susan Davis
Cricket Communications
Grace Community Church – ‘Support Our Troops”
Manpower San Diego
National University
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Navy Region Southwest
NTC Foundation
Point Loma Nazarene University
The Pinnacle Forum of San Diego
The San Diego Foundation
San Diego Office Interiors
San Diego State University Veterans Center
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
State Senator Joel Anderson, California 36th District (R)
Todd Gloria, Councilman 3rd District
Southwest Airlines (Is our official carrier)

These are the companies who employ our graduates.

“A man good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards…”  – President Theodore Roosevelt

Ace Parking Management, Inc.
Action Cleaning Corporation San Diego
Aerial Construction, A Division of K.L.D.L. Inc.
Allied Barton Security Services
BAE Systems
Balboa Park Collaborative
Bank of America 
Baxter Healthcare
California American Water
California Conservation Corps
California State University, San Marcos
Charlotte Russe
Commander Navy Region Southwest
Cox Communications
Elite Show Services, Inc.
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces
Envisioneering, Inc.
Ethertronics-Shaping Antenna Technology 
Felipe Diaz Construction
FirstStat Nursing
General Atomics

Gulf Stream Airlines
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Intuitive Surgical
Kaiser Permanente
Kenai Drilling LTD
Kohler Corporation
L-3 Communications
Long Beach City Council
MAAC Project
Mercy College
MeriTecc Services, Inc.
Navy Region Southwest 
Naval Special Warefare Command
National Veterans Transition Services, Inc.
New York Life
Northshore Eye Associates
One Stop Wellness
Onward Healthcare
Payless Shoe Source
Peregrine Semiconductor
Phillipine National Police
PKL Services
QED Systems, Inc.
Quality Controlled Manufacturing, Inc. 
San Diego Gas & Electric
Sam’s Club
Science Applications International Corp.
– a United Technologies Company 
Sharp Healthcare
Southern Illinois University
Sungo Products, Inc.
The San Diego Foundation
Training Squadron 35
TSO Armor & Training, Inc.
University of Michigan
US Bank 
US Border Patrol
Veterans Administration
Veterans Logistics

These are the people who donate their time helping REBOOT our troops.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

Carozio Bass  – Veterans Administration (VA Benefits Session)
Vincent Blocker  (Fund Development)
Christopher Byrne – The Men’s Warehouse (Dressing for Success Session)
Callie Clayton  – Ultimate Staffing (Mock Interviews)
Dennis Ely – Navy Civilian Personnel Office (Government Employment Session)
Tony Gonzales – Bank of America (Resume Session)
Steve & Terri Koepenick  (Mock Interviews)
Barbette Lowndes  – SPAWAR (Mock Interviews)
Tina Moncada  – Alliant International University (College Education Session)
Karen Mortimer  – Merrill-Lynch (Personal Finances Session)
Virginia Richardson  – Allied barton Security (Mock Interviews)
Bonny Williams  (Volunteer Coordinator)

If you would like to join our team of volunteers please sign up here.


These are the educational institutions our graduates are attending.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Maimonides

Advance Technology Institute
Athens Community College
American Military University
Arapahoe Community College
Argosy University
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Art Institute
Ashford University
Azusa Pacific University
Brandman University
Broward College
Burlington County College
California Baptist University
California College San Diego
California State University
California State University-Dominguez
Chapman University
Chemeketa College
Coastline Community College
Concorde Career College
Danville University
Devry University
Drexel University
Embry Riddle Aero University
Everest College
Excelsior College
Golf Academy of America
Grand Canyon University
Great Lakes Builder School
Grossmont College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hopkinsville Community College
Inver Hills Community College
ITT Technical
Kaplan College
Keller Graduate School
Keller University
LA College of the Canyon
Le Tourneau University
Liberty University
Longstar Community College
Louisiana Community College
Louisiana Tech College
Loyola Marymount University
Marco College
Mesa City Collage
Mesa Community College
Miracosta College
Miramar College
Miramar Community College
Mobile Electronics Certified Professional
Motorcycle Institute
Mt. San Jacinto College
National University
Navy University
New England Institute of Technology
North Carolina Performing Arts
Park University
Paul Mitchell
Pima Community College
Ridgewarter College
Salt Lake City Community College
San Antonio Community College
San Diego City College
San Diego Continuing Education
Southern Illinois University
Southwestern Community College
Thomas Edison University
Trident University
Truckee Meadows Community College
Universal Technical Institute
University of California
University of Phoenix
University of Redlands
University of Saint Augustine
University of San Diego
University of South Florida
University Wisconsin of Steven’s Point
Vincennes University

These are the Keynote Speakers who encouraged our graduates to live a happy and successful life after service.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

Class 01 – Jul 09, 2010 – Ronne Froman, RADM USN (Ret)
Class 02 – Aug 06, 2010 – Congressman Bob Filner, 51st District
Class 03 – Sep 03, 2010 – Congresswoman Susan Davis, 53rd District
Class 04 – Oct 08, 2010 – Linden Blue, General Atomics
Class 05 – Nov 19, 2010 – CAPT Ricky L. Williamson, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego
Class 06 – Dec 17, 2010 – California State Assembly Member, Nathan Fletcher, 75th District
Class 07 – Jan 28, 2011Jack Ensch, CAPT USN (Ret)
Class 08 – Feb 25, 2011Rocky Chavez, Past Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs
Class 10 – Apr 01, 2011Robert P. Schoultz, CAPT USN (Ret)
Class 11 – Apr 15, 2011Michael Malone, Colonel USMC (Ret)
Class 13 – May 13, 2011Mark Cafferty, Pres/CEO San Diego Workforce Partnership
Class 14 – May 20, 2011Don Azul, OIE/OEF veteran
Class 15 – May 27, 2011RADM William D. French, USN, Commander Navy Region Southwest
Class 17 – Jun 10, 2011Alex Martin, Writer & Retired Marine
Class 18 – Jun 24, 2011San Diego County District Attorney, Bonnie M. Dumanis
Class 19 – Jul 01, 2011Jerome Shaw, Founder, Volt Staffing, Navy Veteran
Class 20 – Jul 08, 2011California State Assembly Member, Toni Atkins, 76th District
Class 21 – Jul 29, 2011Keith Goosby, MCPO USN (Ret)
Class 22 – Aug 26, 2011Peter J. Gravlett, Maj. Gen., US Army (Ret), CalVets Secretary
Class 23 – Sep 30, 2011RADM Patrick Brady, USN, Commander SPAWAR
Class 24 – Oct 21, 2011Congressman Bob Filner, 51st District
Class 25 – Nov 18, 2011Mr. Scott Peters, candidate for the 52nd Congressional District
Class 26 – Dec 16, 2011California State Assembly Member, Nathan Fletcher, 75th District
Class 27 – Jan 27, 2012William Rodriguez, RADM USN (Ret)
Class 28 – Feb 24, 2012Congressman Brian Bilbry, 50th District
Class 29 – Mar 23, 2012San Diego City Councilmember, Todd Gloria, District 3
Class 30 – Apr 20, 2012San Diego County Supervisor, Greg Cox, District 1
Class 31 – May 18, 2012California State Assembly Member Brian Jones, 77th District
Class 32 – June 22, 2012California State Assemble Member Marty Block, 78th District
Class 33 – July 27, 2012Mr. Gary Rossio, former CEO, San Diego VA Medical Center
Class 34 – Aug 3, 2012Mr. Angelito (Lee) Gutierrez, Col, US Army (Ret), Deputy Secretary, CalVets
Class 35 – Aug 24, 2012
Class 36 –  Sept 28, 2012 – State Senator Joel Anderson, California’s 36 District
Class 37 – Oct 5, 2012 – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, California’s 47th Congressional District
Class 38 – Oct 26, 2012 – San Diego City Mayor Jerry Sanders
Class 84 – July 29, 2016 – San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts