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About Operation New Uniform

Operation New Uniform (ONU), a 501c3 nonprofit, was founded in 2013 to serve the needs of transitioning servicemembers from all branches of service with the goal of helping them find their “new uniform,” their new career in the business world.

What began ten years ago as an opportunity for one veteran in the Jacksonville, Florida area to go through a Sandler Training class to build his sales skills has resulted in a transition program that has served over 500 veterans and military spouses from across the United States. ONU’s proprietary approach is designed to meet students where they are physically, emotionally, and mentally in their transition. At ONU, we help our veteran students realize their value, their worth, separate and apart from the military’s team mentality to which they are accustomed. For our spouses, we support their need to find their individual identity. This life-changing, person-centered approach is what makes Operation New Uniform the only program of its kind.

For veterans, we offer in-person classes at our headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida and in our satellite location in Tampa, Florida. If students do not live in the area and there is class availability, they can participate virtually. The classes take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. For veterans in need of an online, self-paced program, we offer multiple options throughout the year. At present, we only offer in-person classes for military spouses in Jacksonville on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. If spouses do not live in the area and there is class availability, they can participate virtually. A full schedule of classes and their corresponding graduations can be found on this website.

Operation New Uniform, a transformative transition assistance program, is provided free of charge to qualifying applicants thanks to the generosity of our corporate supporters and donors.

Our Mission: Operation New Uniform empowers active duty servicemembers, veterans and military spouses to successfully transition from military life to purposeful, stable careers.

Our Vision: To produce confident graduates who are coveted and embraced by the community.

Our Values: Teamwork, Ambition, Compassion, Talent, Integrity, Community, and Service (TACTICS)

Operation New Uniform Team

Michele McManamon

Michele McManamon

Chief Executive Officer

Char Miller

Char Miller

Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Army Veteran Spouse

Tracey Bradley, Sr.

Tracey Bradley, Sr.

Programs Director
U.S. Navy Veteran

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Breanna DeLong

Programs Manager
U.S. Army Veteran Spouse

Sterry Balik – Programs Coordinator, U.S. Air Force Spouse
Johnny Farris – Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Air Force Veteran
Olivia Fisher – Executive Assistant & Office Manager, U.S. Navy Veteran
Julia Livingston – Marketing Coordinator, U.S. Marine Corps Family Member
Julio Quinones – Outreach Coordinator, U.S. Air Force Veteran

Board Officers

David Trenholm

David Trenholm

Bank of America,
U.S. Navy Veteran

Robert or Bob Buehn

Bob Buehn

UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center,
U.S. Navy Veteran

Dayton Warfle

Dayton Warfle

Patriot Consulting Group,
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Timothy Edwards

Timothy Edwards

First Citizens Bank,
U.S. Army Veteran

Leigh Mills Jacobs

Leigh Jacobs

Immediate Past Chair,
USI Insurance Services

Board Members

Blace Albert

Blace Albert

First Command Financial,
U.S. Army Veteran

Abraham-Blocker

Abraham Blocker

J.P. Morgan Private Bank,
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Swisher

Melissa Circelli

Melissa Circelli

Fidelity National Financial

Scott Hausman

Scott Hausman

Auto Crane,
U.S. Navy Veteran

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Richard Hill

E-Alternative Solutions

Brooke Haskell

Brooke Jones-Chinetti

The Haskell Company,
U.S. Army Veteran

Jenay Mckinney 2023

Jenay McKinney

Ascendo Resources,
U.S. Navy Veteran

Johnny McManamon

Johnny McManamon

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Daniel Starrat

Daniel Starratt

ICE,
U.S. Army Veteran

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Mark Vlaun

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group,
U.S. Coast Guard Veteran

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