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Chip Dykes, helping others to achieve their potential

  • Monday, May 03, 2010 18:09
    Message # 335181

    Chip Dykes, helping others to achieve their potential

    After retiring from 20 years in the Marine Corps, as Chief Warrant Officer 3, Chip Dykes knew he wanted to give back - so when Albert Renteria of the Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center asked him to come on board as VP of Business Development, Chip said "Yes"

    Chip shared Albert's vision to help veterans as they transitioned from military service to civilian life, he also shared Albert's commitment to help eradicate veteran homelessness. In order to gain a better understanding of SWVBRC's program, as well as himself, Chip signed up as a Learner stating, "I am in the process of learning so I can educate my fellow Veteran's".

    Chip Dykes
    Chip Dykes signs up as a Learner with
    Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center

    Chip Dykes brings a wide array of experience with him. After retirement from the Marine Corps in 2002, Chip began working in the mortgage banking industry. In 2006, he assumed the duties of Military Relations Manager for Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank, becoming Branch Manager for the Oceanside office of Pioneer Services in October 2007. Today, he is the Director of New Business Development for his own company, Big Graphic Impressions

    Chip Dykes has a history of involvement with Veterans and volunteering, including:

    • President, Tri City Council of the Navy League of the United States
    • Chairman, SD County Veterans Advisory Council
    • Chairman Oceanside Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
    • Executive Committee, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, West Coast Drill Instructor Association
    • Life Member 1st Marine Division Association
    • Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Chief Strategy Officer, Team Marines Racing

    In his Learner blog on SWVBRC, Chip says, "Now you may ask, what is a learner? A learner is someone like myself that spent time in the service, got out and went about my business without really understanding the rights and benefits I had earned through my service. Additionally, through this ongoing story I will learn more about myself, my accomplishments, my needs and goals. All of these things will help each learner to set themselves up for their future. The CEO's stated goal of eradicating Veteran's homelessness and joblessness is directly related to ensuring that every Veteran learn exactly what his or her earned rights are. I am in the process of learning so I can educate my fellow Veteran's."

    Chip with New Learners
    Chip Dykes signs up new Learners at the
    Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center

    Chip Dyke’s involvement in Southwest Veterans' Business Resource Center's has helped in its development and success. Chip, being a Learner himself, clearly sets the example with his own actions. Our learners all agree to a program that requires the signing of the Articles of Agreements. The program’s online community presently has 658 participants of which 369 are Veterans. Of those Veterans, 83 are Learners. Success is evident as 23 of the Learners have found employment, five of them were in some state of homelessness. Chip’s participation and volunteer effort contributes greatly to achieving the aim of the SWVBRC to eradicate the notion of a homeless Veteran by 2035.

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A welcoming home for our Troops.

Welcoming home our men and women doesn't end after the crowd disperses, it MUST continue on for the life of the Veteran! They've served us, now we will serve them with programs that work so they reintegrate into society.

We are a national public benefit nonprofit organization that educates American Communities about best practices to serve Veterans.  We honor their service by empowering Veterans to apply their training and skills to successfully transition to productive careers and enterprises.

We provide free vocational training 24/7 to all of our members through our website, in addition to local events.  We believe the tenet that American Communities are the ultimate beneficiaries when Veterans claim their benefits and invest in productive endeavors.

The SWVBRC enlists the support of members of local Communities like you to increase Veteran awareness of the value of obtaining a VA card and receiving earned benefits.

Sponsorships, donations, volunteers and support from communities like yours enable us to reach out to Veterans and empower them to transition back into successful, productive enterprises that ultimately benefit all Americans and support future generations.

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