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The Journey began with an alliance of three Principal Founders wanting to make a difference with intensive life planning information enabling our military men and women in the transition to purposeful, productive, and meaningful civilian lives.

Issues and needs for "Operation Legacy" Workbooks: There is a gap between military and civilian life. Lack of foundational preparation in civilian life planning strategies sets the stage for a downward spiral including apathy, unemployment, broken relationships, addiction and depression.

Our Vision is to see our military men, women and their families successfully "cross the gap" and transition into civilian life with purpose, passion, focus, and meaning.

Our Mission is to provide every Military man, woman and their families with this information, insight and skills to successfully develop their life plan to bridge military life to civilian life.

Our Values are to trust in God, embrace purpose in life, and to believe in and support our American Freedoms. With a bias for aligning mission, passion, purpose, and action, we strive to support military men, women and their families to achieve a successful, meaningful and happy life after Military Duty.

We depend on Partner Sponsors

Partner Sponsors are those who share our vision and passion. We never want to provide a charge to our U.S. Military Veterans and Reservists. They have already paid the price.

Operation Legacy
Our credentials include years of collaboration with major Fortune 500 corporations and agencies regarding organizational development, culture change, and employee performance.

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Who We Are

Charlie Macias Dr. Charles A. Macias, Psy.D, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and also has over 30 years of experience training thousands of individuals in personal development, leadership, and teamwork. He has worked for major aerospace/military companies and Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Macias earned his Doctorate Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in organizational consulting in teamwork, management, leadership, personal development, and action based human performance. Charles has conducted personal development seminars and workshops, and also has members of his family that have served in the military.

Richard Nicholson Dr. Richard H. Nicholson, Psy.D, is an experienced Organizational Psychologist with expertise in human performance, seminar development, and life coaching. He has held key positions with major defense contract companies and has worked extensively with active and retired military personnel. Richard also holds a second degree black belt in martial arts and includes elements of this in his training and development. Seven members of Dr. Nicholson's family have served in the armed forces.

Joyce Zhang Joyce Zhang, MS, MFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Joyce received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology. She works extensively with clients suffering from traumatic life experiences. Her approaches have enabled her clients to overcome obstacles and create personal plans for action and achievement. Joyce is completing her Doctorate in Psychology and continues to focus on developing therapeutic methods to help trauma victims achieving personal success and well-being.

Joyce Zhang Vicki Andrews Barilla,MS, PMP, has degrees in education and management information systems. She is a trained Stephen Minister and received a certificate from The Leadership Institute in Christian leadership, discipleship, and spiritual formation. Vicki has effectively managed significant personal and business transitions. She has professional and leadership experience in the fields of education, the legislative branch of the federal government, the automotive industry, healthcare industry, and vocational ministry. She has received White House recognition for her community service and involvement. Her family has served in several branches of the military from the American Revolution to current service deployment today.

Additional advisors to this military project: An impressive list of advisors from military, business and academia provide inspiration and coaching for this project.

In the last thirty years we have worked with a variety of industries including:
  • Financial
  • Aerospace
  • Educational
  • Real Estate
  • Business Consulting Organizations
  • Community Affinity Groups
  • Faith Based Organizations
  • Product Manufacturing Organizations
  • Energy Companies
  • Oil Industry Groups
  • Teaming & Leadership Conference Groups
  • Speaker's Groups
  • Career Transition Centers
  • Engineering Companies
  • Youth Mentoring Organizations
  • Health Care
  • Military Veterans' Groups


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