Skip Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Able Forces Professional Services, and Executive Director of Able Forces Foundation, was the 2018 U.S. Marine Corps selectee for the DoD Spirit of Hope Award presented on 28 September in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.
Click here to watch the video of the 2018 Award Ceremony.
The award was created based on the contributions of entertainer Bob Hope to members of the military, and is annually awarded to individuals or organizations whose work benefits the quality of life of service members and their families. The Spirit of Hope Award is awarded to individuals who: a)epitomize the values of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity, and selfless dedication; b) significantly enhance the quality of life of Service members and their families serving around the world, and c) selflessly contribute an extraordinary amount of time, talent, or resources to benefit Service members. Furthermore, the award is presented annually to recipients nominated and selected by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard.
Able Forces Professional Services is pleased to announce two major changes to its business.
First, our business status has changed from a Veteran Owned to a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. This will provide us considerable breadth now in supporting government contracts.
Second, we have sold 20% of our business to Lakeview Center, Inc of Pensacola FL. Lakeview Center is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is "Helping People Throughout Life's Journey." Their network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services helps people who are experiencing mental illnesses, addiction disorders, disabilities, and children who have been abused or neglected. They are an affiliate of Baptist Health Care and provide behavioral health and child protective services throughout Northwest Florida in a four-county area: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Our vocational services affiliate, Global Connections to Employment (which acquired the Federal contracts of Able Forces), extends throughout the state of Florida and into 12 states and Washington, D.C.
Stay tuned for more excited updates!