Operation Unsung Hero is founded and operated by veterans, for veterans. We are soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. We understand the issues veterans face, because we have faced many of them ourselves. We remain committed to serving alongside our brothers and sisters, whom have shed blood, sweat and tears to serve and protect our great nation. Stand with us to ensure that no veteran is left behind.
Developing solutions to key veteran issues
- 1.5 Million veterans without health insurance
- The cost of health insurance has risen 28% since the inception of Obamacare
- Cost of living continues to rise in the US since the Great Recession, while millions of veterans struggle to find jobs and/or keep up with household expenses
- One of every three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or both
- The Veterans Administration doesn’t have the ability to keep up with the need and 1.2 million claims that are backlogged and waiting for approval
- 1/3 of all homeless citizens in the United States are veterans
- 22 veterans commit suicide each day
Operation Unsung Hero will improve quality of life for veterans through business and technology innovation.
To create a sustainable organization that provides health insurance, shelter, rehabilitation, and assistance to veterans in need.
Duty- Our duty is to the veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Integrity- Always do the hard right versus the easy wrong whether in the presence of others or not.
Innovate- Apply an innovative approach to technology, business, partnering, and fund raising in order to ensure the best results for our beneficiaries.
Inspire- Be passionate about what we do and inspire others through our actions.
Motivate- Maintain a fun and rewarding culture of success.
Andrew Neeb is a Multi-faceted entrepreneur with significant experience leading international and domestic sales and marketing initiatives. As a Green Beret Andrew is a skilled expert at winning the hearts and minds of highly skeptical populations. For the past 12 years he has successfully deployed that knowledge to consistently exceed revenue targets in a variety of markets.
Combined with the technical skills that he acquired as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant, Andrew played a pivotal role in the launch of Honeywell’s OneWireless Solution, while developing and leading the sales strategy in the United States and Caribbean. Following Honeywell, Andrew was recruited by WilsonMohr. where he stood up their Industrial Wireless Business Unit. Andrew directed business development in wireless sensors, infrastructure, mobile computing, real-time location systems, security, and condition-based monitoring. Andrew also co-chaired the Technical Working Group of the Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI), which was created to support the development of and provide compliance testing for the ISA100.11a industrial wireless standard, Authorized by the International Society of Automation (ISA).
After serving five years in the Industrial Automation market, Andrew opted for a career change and joined Internet of Things (IoT) company FreeWave Technologies. While at FreeWave Andrew lead business expansion in the global security and defense markets, specializing in ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) and soldier training technologies.
In 2014, Andrew decided to entertain his entrepreneurial spirit and launched the private consulting firm Meridian Global Resources (MGR). MGR provides acquisition assistance with industrial, security, and defense technologies to global corporations and small governments.
Soon after founding MGR, Andrew also formed Operation Unsung Hero in order develop an innovative approach to improving quality of life for veterans and their families.
Craig "Mac" McManus has a broad-spectrum background of training, education, and experience from both the military and private sector, and is putting it all to work for the veteran community. Beginning his service in the North Carolina National Guard Mac knew early on that he wanted to join active duty service. That time came calling in the months following 9/11, and Mac spent his 12 years on active duty status dedicated to service in the United States Army as a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant where he was trained in explosives and IEDs. He was fortunate enough to also pursue several different micro-career paths such as intelligence, platform instruction, and as a canine handler. Being recently separated from military service, Mac has worked in Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, assuming roles in leadership, social media marketing and post-merger and acquisitions activities. As many do, he also continues to contribute to the force as an independent contractor where he helps to ensure operational readiness.
Mac has a longstanding background with veteran healthcare issues. In addition to firsthand experience as a disabled veteran himself, his family has a history of service and care under the VA. Additionally, Mac is a member of numerous veteran organizations and continues to seek out opportunities where he can get involved and give back to the veteran community.