NextOp recruits, trains, and places high-performing middle-enlisted military leaders in careers by partnering with and advocating to Houston industries, and by empowering veterans to advocate for themselves during the hiring process. NextOp is the primary resource for veterans seeking employment through the Combined Arms collaborative in Houston. In the current economic climate, jobs in the oil and gas, and transportation and warehousing industries, both of which employ large numbers of veterans, are especially at risk. NextOp is uniquely positioned through its partnerships with employers and its geographic location in Houston and New Orleans to assist veterans impacted by the downturn in these industries through the rebound of the economy. This NFL-BWF grant to NextOp will ensure that veterans experiencing unemployment will secure new careers and continue to thrive professionally, through these difficult times.