The American Legion

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veteran community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
American Legion Post 153 is a vibrant part of the Olathe Community. We are Home to the American Legion Members, the Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the Legion, and the American Legion Riders. We are open to veterans from all branches of service.

Grantham University

Our University has an extraordinary purpose: We serve those who serve, and those who want to make a difference. We do so by establishing a level playing field in education, specifically for those who are typically the most underserved: first-generation college students, active duty military members, veterans, budding entrepreneurs—all those who need a second chance, and all those who never had a first chance. We help them build successful lives through our unique curriculum and personal mentoring approach. Armed with these successes, our graduates will have the most impact in strengthening our nation, and in turn, our world.

Lone Light Analytics

Lone Light Analytics provides insight into your websites Customer Engagement. Using advanced machine learning, our solutions help you to understand how engaged customers are with your brand, identify customer segments, increase client satisfaction, and drive bottom line revenue. Through our Revelator Toolset, you can also determine the profitability of your online marketing campaigns, open insights into how customers arrive on your site and your competitors.

Matt Maciel Financial

Company: After college his hobby of investing turned into a passion and later into a career.  A little over a year ago Matt went on his own and started Matt Maciel Financial.  Matt  focuses on providing military clients with high-level sophisticated financial tools, strategies and investment products that provide better insights into their financial plan. Clients are armed with new solutions that focus on increasing and protecting their personal wealth.  Understands the unique financial constraints on military families and prepares them for uncertainties like rising interest rates, inflation, taxes, possible social security cuts, pitfalls in the economy and the up and down stock market.

Military Service: Shipped off to the Marine Corps Reserve just a few weeks after graduating high school and served from 1994-2000.  After completing boot camp (Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego), infantry training (Camp Pendleton, CA) and MOS training (Camp Lejeune, NC) he enrolled in college and completed his degree nearly debt free due to the GI Bill.  He served at the US Marine Corps Reserve Center in Wichita, KS.

Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA)

Life Insurance, TRICARE and CHAMPVA Supplements, and other coverages

Company: USBA is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of low-cost group life insurance plans and other financial services to the active duty and retired military market, as well as honorably discharged veterans, National Guard, Reserves and federal agency employees and their families.  The Association has over 110,000 members located around the world.  USBA partners with New York Life Insurance Company who underwrites the USBA group life, accidental death and dismemberment, and hospital indemnity insurance plans.  New York Life has received the highest ratings for financial strength currently awarded to any life insurer by all four major rating agencies

Military Service: Matt Anderson graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer.  He served on Active Duty for 27 years, including five combat tours in Iraq, and was honorably discharged in July 2015.  Matt currently works as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Uniformed Services Benefit Association.  He and his family have lived in Shawnee since 2011.

The Fort Leavenworth Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program

The Fort Leavenworth Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) delivers a world-class transition program for America’s Military that ensures all eligible transitioners have the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to be competitive and successful in the global workforce.  We do so by demonstrating caring dedication to Military Members, Retirees, and their Families which engenders a positive feeling toward the Army making them ambassadors who enhance the Military’s ability to recruit and retain.SFL-TAP trains, guides, and mentors Soldiers from all services who are embarking on their journey towards civilian life.  Services provided include transition counseling and guidance, education guidance, budgeting assistance, employment readiness, and networking opportunities.  Our goal is for each and every Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, and Coast Guardsman to be ready and excited about their transition into a new and meaningful phase of life.

Goodman Gravley Insurance Source

Company:  Since leaving active duty in 1992 Andy Darling has specialized in selling insurance; joining Goodman Gravley Insurance in 2004.  GGI is a privately owned insurance agency dating back to 1945 and specializes in property casualty insurance for businesses and families.  GGI is licensed in 48 states and believes in serving the needs of our clients.
Military Service:  Andrew retired in 1999 from the military with 23 years of service in the National Guard, Active Duty, and Reserve. Joined the NG after high school, graduated from SD Military Academy, earned Master Recruiter on active duty, then served as a Fire Direction Chief in Artillery units until retiring. Was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, was inducted in the Honorable Order of St Barbara and received the Chief’s 50 national award for recruiting.