​The adjustment for veterans going back to civilian life is a battle often unseen which can then lead to a destructive path. Preventing suicide and homelessness by helping veterans find a new path is Jason Zaideman’s mission. Operation Charlie Bravo was founded back in 2015, a 501 (c)(3) with National Headquarters in Crown Point, Indiana. Additional chapters in Alabama, Illinois, and Kentucky. Jason has developed 7 different programs specifically targeted to provide relief to common veteran crisis issues that arise. With a personal hands-on mixed method approach veterans are never left behind and motivated by a massive team of other veterans to help each other become better versions of themselves. Plan – Attack – Repeat and we never give up on each other. For almost 9 years OCB has held a 100% success rate in preventing suicide and homelessness. All of our veterans participating in our programs hold a healthy moderated happiness level and are in a much better place, mentally, physically, and in most cases financially. A true return on investment. We as veterans may be disabled but we’re still able.


Jason was born and raised in sunny Southern California. A disabled veteran who prides himself on continuing his service to his country and community. He joined the US Army in 1996 as a 12 Bravo - Comat Engineer and served active duty for 4 years in Ft. Riley, KS. Since exiting the military back in 2000, Jason has 10 years’ on several Board of Directors development and management experience. 35 years in business ownership, creation, management, and marketing psychology. 40 years of marketing, branding, graphic design, automotive paint, airbrush custom paint, fabrication, and design experience born and raised in a commercial sign / hot rod shop in Southern California. Jason is certified in Mental Health First Aid and QPR. 10 years in public speaking - motivational speaking - mentorship - behavioral psychology study - counseling psychology study - military psychology and is partnered with Indiana University School of Medicine conducting several studies and the Lake Count Veteran Treatment Court where he is also a mentor for more than ten veterans participating in the LCVTC program. Jason has 2 or more years skilled in multiple trades including electrician (industrial and residential), PLC and solid-state device programming, carpenter (framing to finish cabinetry), concrete (30' pillars, vault making, to finished roads / sidewalks), asphalt (grading to compacting to pouring / finish), heavy equipment operator with CDL, plumbing, tile, window glazing, certified MIG / stick / pulse welder, woodworking, epoxy, and fine finishing of all substrates. Jason is proficient in all construction, industrial, and automotive trades. A true renaissance man with a photographic memory and it would seem, the energy of the sun. He prides himself on his drive to never stop learning or making a better version of himself and always strives to improve his surroundings in all of nature.  

O p e r a t i o n   CHARLIE  BRAVO


Jason Zaideman, Mike Rowe

The U.S. Army Engineer Regimental motto is Essayons! It is French for, “Let us try”. This isn’t a sympathetic, half-hearted try. It’s a statement of confidence as almost if to say, where others failed, we will succeed. I wanted to be an Engineer because I wanted to succeed where others hadn’t yet. I wanted a diverse mission set that required me to be physically fit and mentally sharp. The Engineer Corps offered it all.




US Air Force Ret. ​
HOT ROD guru / Veteran Mentor
Tallassee, Alabama​





​Operation Joint Endeavor (OJE) Bosnia-Herzegovina

​HOT ROD guru / Veteran Mentor / Janitor