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Our Story told by Albert R. Renteria, Chief Warrant Officer-4, United States Marine Corps Retired

Albert R. Renteria, circa 2018

Thank you for visiting and welcome to OPPS4VETS, Handshakes not Handouts® a registered trademark of TheARRC®.

My entrepreneurship spirit began November 5, 1974 when I signed my very first contract to serve our Nation. Followed with my first orders 1974 Orders, Click to Viewdirecting me to take charge of fellow Marine recruits to report to Marine Corps Boot Camp on November 8, 1974. 

My older Brother Joe, also a Marine told me (when i visited him at Camp Horno, Camp Pendleton, CA shortly after my military training in 1975) "Learn the tricks of the trade and what strings to pull". I took that to heart and still today I do just that. After reaching my highest rank of Chief Warrant Officer-4, it was clear to me how those tips served me well. 

One of the most important projects I engaged in was being part in deploying the Total Force Administrative System (TFAS) moving the Marine Corps from paper to paperless environment. What prepared me for this project was my tour in the 1991 Gulf War and awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for developing and deploying a system to account for our deployed forces. It is this work ethic we offer to all those we serve. 

Albert R. Renteria, circa 1998

I retired April 1, 2000, and founded two all volunteer national non-profit organizations (Operation Interdependence and Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center) fully operational today. The skills in strategy and logistics stem from my successful military career. In conjunction with this success I built my firm The ARRC a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business that funded both national non-profits.

I developed a keen sense on how to leverage resources generating the greatest results with the least cost. It is my intent to offer this expertise to you. With me, my team includes my two sons Albert Jr. and Daniel, they bring with them current generational ideals and perspectives. Together our team will deliver and exceed your expectations.

Any idea requires exposure and outreach strategies and how it is delivered requires a sound logistical plan.

OPPS 4 VETS was created due to the need of a true Veteran organization that provides real results for the Veteran and civilian population.  Our tagline, “Handshakes, Not Handouts” is aimed at non-profit organizations that put an emphasis on a ‘wounded warrior’ when in reality, all Veterans are better trained to survive in any situation, even in the economic jungle.  By providing resources, matchmaking, training and marketing tools to our Veterans and civilian counterparts, we are geared to make a difference. I know, i have done just that and if you learn anything about a warrant officer, we are all trained to deliver.

What We Do

  • Provide consultation and support for entrepreneurial or employment opportunities.
  • Provide consultation and support for businesses seeking growth and/or improvement.
  • Match and connect businesses seeking highly qualified employees eager to work and succeed.
  • Develop and implement time-tested services and products to meet your goals and ensure success.
Find a Veteran Business

Albert R. Renteria, circa 1999I was in Okinawa Japan when this picture was taken September 9, 1999, with MSgt Folsom and BGen Mary F. Wilson, Commanding General 3rd Force Service Support GroupIII Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, japan. And less than a month prior is when Public Law 106-50 was Legislated August 17, 1999 (Veteran Entrepreneurship). I was prompted to retire to engage in this Law on April 1, 2000.

Matchmaking that Works.

OPPS 4 VETS understands the business landscape and all the available opportunities and the roadblocks.  We have dedicated years of our lives supporting  entrepreneurs in their endeavor to sell to both the private and government sectors.  We take businesses that gets stopped in its tracks before it can even get started due to difficulty in navigating roadblocks and matched them with solutions to traverse the most treacherous roads.  

We have created a team of both Veteran and non-Veteran business leaders and experts to not only guide our members toward opportunity, but to introduce businesses directly to decision makers. 

We want you to get your first contract.  We will connect you with government and private contacts so your business gets found.  We will help you succeed we will deliver.

SPONSORING UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

I invite an opportunity to get you exposed and noticed. I developed a five tier approach. These approaches represent the expertise of a Marine Warrant Officer.

Warrant Officer (W1) Level

Starting at $1,200 annually paid quarterly

The basic tier is our Warrant Officer (W1) Level. It is for most startup businesses with limited budgets and enjoy linked logo placement on opps4vets website and being in our directory with global presence.

Engaging in our sponsoring underwriting opportunity not only assures your global visibility, it contributes to our OPPS4VETS Handshakes not Handouts promoting America's #1 Choice the Veteran Owned Business.

The other 4 tiers are listed below each representing the level of expertise of the Marine Warrant Officer's.

Chief Warrant Officer-2 (W2) Level

Starting at $2,400 annually paid quarterly

Getting noticed at a cost you can afford.

o Logo on Website -- hyperlinked

o Single Page Ad -- your own URL and perfect for your social media outlets

o Directory Listing -- global presence

o Added to over 200,000 Emails -- constant global exposure


Chief Warrant Officer-3 (W3) Level

Starting at $3,600 annually paid quarterly

Position yourself to expand your brand.

o Logo on Website -- hyperlinked

o Single Page Ad -- your own URL and perfect for your social media outlets

o Directory Listing -- global presence

o Added to over 200,000 Emails -- constant global exposure

o Featured Article -- share your story

o Logo on VETS -- be visible to a global viewing audience on our VETS Show


Chief Warrant Officer-4 (W4) Level

Starting at $4,800 annually paid quarterly

Delivering results with a targeted audience.

o Logo on Website -- hyperlinked

o Single Page Ad -- your own URL and perfect for your social media outlets and includes a Lead Generation Form

o Directory Listing -- global presence

o Added to over 200,000 Emails -- constant global exposure

o Featured Article -- share your story

o Logo on VETS -- be visible to a global viewing audience on our VETS Show

o Top Banner Ad on Website Directories and Blog Pages -- increased visibility


Chief Warrant Officer-5 (W5) Level

Starting at $6,000 annually paid quarterly

Serious brand/marketing buyer. Making a difference.

o Logo on Website -- hyperlinked

o Single Page Ad -- your own URL and perfect for your social media outlets and includes a Lead Generation Form

o Directory Listing -- global presence

o Added to over 200,000 Emails -- constant global exposure

o Featured Article -- share your story

o Logo on VETS -- be visible to a global viewing audience on our VETS Show

o Top Banner Ad on Website Directories and Blog Pages -- increased visibility

o Free Exhibitor Booth at Annual Summit -- annual exposure at the Veteran and Small Business Summit

Matchmaking that works.

Companies are actively seeking out Veteran Owned Businesses and Skilled Veterans for potential employment.  We will use your information to match you with opportunity.