These are the heroes behind the movement



Retired Army First Sargent, Tyrone Schmidt retired in 2014 after 28 years of Honorable and faithful Service active duty and in the Iowa National Guard

He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts History and Economics University of Northern Iowa 


Some of his duties and Assignments:


671st Troop Command NCOIC J4/ J5/J6 Planning Teams for Joint Domestic Operation under FEMA

334th Brigade Support Battalion HHC First Sergeant

67th Troop Command Liaison Officer at Iowa State Emergency Operations Center 

67th Troop Command Assistant S4 NCOIC

DET 1 HQ STARC Team NCOIC for Billeting and Clearing

186th Infantry Rear Detachment S3 NCOIC

Illinois Central Lead US Division Locomotive Engineer

Canadian National Lead Accident Derailment Supervisor

Grand Trunk and Western, Detroit Toledo Ironton, Illinois Central and Canadian National- Federal Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers

DET 5 Headquarters STARC Heavy Equipment Operations Training and Safety NCOIC

2nd/133rd Infantry S1 and S3 NCOIC

Honor Graduate BNCOC

113th Calvary Squadron Recruiting and Retention NCOIC

194th Calvary Squadron S3 NCOIC

Honor Graduate PLDC

194th Calvary Squadron Soldier of the Year

State of Iowa Pay Agent for the Iowa National Guard Flood of 1993

Distinguished Honor Graduate Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training

Vice President Delta Chi Fraternity, Housing Corporation and Chapter Advisor UNI Chapter


 Mr. Schmidt been Assisting Mr. Blis for the last 10 years in various Countries in Latin America seeking out Veterans in need of assistance in countries like Panama, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

 He is also a Team Rubicon Volunteer in various”Grey shirt” operations International Volunteer Headquarters various Volunteer missions to Ghana and Kenya Africa