Each year approximately 200,000 veterans and their families are making the transition from life inside the military to life outside. With this transition comes the added stress of not only starting a new career, but trying to figure out how to do it as well. This stress is felt not only by the veteran, but also by their family. Combat Boots 2 The Boardroom (CB2TB), a Community Development Corporation, was founded in 2018 after the co-founder served twenty years in the military (Army, Retired) as a way to help military members and their families successfully transition to life outside of the military. CB2TB is dedicated to investing in Veterans by providing an about-face approach to the men & women of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans that have transitioned to the civilian sector by providing professional clothing and soft skill training that can open doors to introductions, connections, and opportunities as well as advancement.
Our programs will be available to the families of veterans as well. Our goal is to provide core competences to veterans and their families that consistently fall within the top 10 employer desired attributes: leadership, teamwork, discipline, communication, adaptability, responsibility, critical thinking, problem solving, professionalism, and commitment. The potential Return on Investment (ROI) is very high from a cost/ benefit analysis. By assisting veterans and their families in their transition, we're enhancing their quality of life and subsequently strengthening our nation and society.
Our newest program is called Veterans' Day 365 and is focused on building Veteran leaders of tomorrow who will be able to hire and generate economic growth through these areas:
Increase the amount of physical and capital goods and service in the economy
Grow the Labor Force
Increase Human Capital
What sets CB2TB apart from other Non-Profits:
Our People – We are family owned and operated non-profit who strive to treat veterans and their families with respect and provide them with services to help them.
Personal Experience – Through our experiences, we understand the limitations of the resources available to veterans and their families. By understanding these limitations, we know what veterans and their families need.
Business and Community Relationships – We strive to maintain and build relationships with businesses in the area. These relationships are vital to helping us not only obtain resources, but to also build a network that helps
Knowledge –We pride ourselves on our knowledge of all available resources and we have surrounded ourselves with people who are knowledgeable in specific areas that will benefit veterans and their families.
Strategic Planning – We believe in looking at the big picture and planning in order to make sure not only we meet the needs of veterans now, but in the future as well.
Lynnetta Smith is the Comptroller for the Criminal Investigations Division on Hunter Army Airfield with over 17 years of Federal Government experience and 20+ as a military spouse (Retired).
James Smith is a military veteran of over 20 years, who is currently a Human Resource Specialist with the ATF, as well as a published author.
We are responsible, accountable, respectful, effective, efficient public stewards.
We promote honesty, integrity, and openness in all we do.
We encourage innovation to meet challenges.
We foster an environment of collaboration.
Our mission is to transform lives by promoting the economic independence of men and women veterans and their families through nutrition education, soft skills training, professional image transformation, and support while seeking employment. We help each client transition into the workforce by providing professional development training, full-service image makeovers, and life coaching, while underscoring the intrinsic dignity of each individual advancing into the workplace. Combat Boots 2 The Boardroom (CB2TB) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that defines one’s personal brand. We cultivate our outcomes through innovative career development strategies and technology by leveraging our partnerships and resources.
To make Combat Boots 2 The Boardroom, Inc. a non-profit dedicated to work, grow, and help the community through public service.