John is Executive Director of NextOp, a non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and place high-performing mid-level enlisted military leaders into energy, construction, and healthcare careers.

In 1999, John enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. John’s overseas assignments include Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya.

In 2009, John helped found the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA), which has become the largest network of Post 9/11 veterans in Texas.

In 2015, John worked with regional leaders to establish the Combined Arms network, a first of its kind community-based transition system built to accelerate the impact of veterans on Houston.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Houston. John is also a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship, representing the United States in eight different European countries during a month-long fellowship.