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Veterans

Training

Fund

Making a difference for American Service members

The Veterans Training Fund (VTF)

VTF is a non-profit 501-C, dedicated to assisting and reacclimatizing veterans by employing and honing their military skill sets through application to civilian industries. The VTF provides specialized training to veterans focused on the following industries:

- Tourism
- Security
- Corporate Team Building
- Firearms Safety and Awareness

VTF aims to make Las Vegas a desirable destination for veterans seeking active employment opportunities by allowing them to provide civilians a service that utilizes their specific skills previously acquired in the military. 

 

SUCCESS STORIES

JACQUELINE CARRIZOSA

Navy veteran who trained and served on the USS Ronald Regan and the USS Gridley as a Gunners Mate Second Class Petty Officer and Rescue Swimmer. Jacqueline was deployed in the Middle East and  trained crews to use all types of equipment from small arms to large caliber guns and missile systems. With 4 years of service, Jacqueline was determined to use the skills she acquired on a daily basis and now provides gun training and consulting to civilians; she's a motivational speaker for veterans as well as a model, athlete and actress. 

 

Jacqueline uses her personal experience and achievements to give back to the community and help fellow veterans overcome the difficulties of transitioning back to a successful civilian life. 

 

OMAR CORRAL

After graduating in 2005, Omar enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry assaultman. Stationed in Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms, CA, Omar was assigned to Third Battalion Fourth Marines. He went on to serve 2 tours in a mobile assault platoon and re-enlisted before transferring to Camp Pendleton in 2009. In Camp Pendleton he was assigned to First Battalion Fourth Marines where he was selected to participate in competitive shooting. He completed his second enlistment as a competitive shooter / firearms instructor in Quantico, VA. In late 2013, Omar completed his service and transitioned back into civilian life.

 

Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Las Vegas, NV utilizing his G.I. Bill. In between school he works at Machine Guns Vegas as a range master.

LUCUS THOMAS

Lucus served 6 years as a sergeant in the 3/509th parachute infantry Battalion and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan where he was involved with multiple units. In Iraq, he was attached to a Marine unit in Fallujah, and participated in multiple night operations done by air insertion to help maintain positive control of their assigned battle area. In Afghanistan, Lucus was assigned to the Forward Operating Base Tillman near the Pakistan border. His duties included: training of US personnel and Afghanistan Army, and the Tactical Operations Center.  After 6 years, he joined the Army Reserve where he was attached to a drill sergeant unit training cadets to be commissioned in today’s Army.

Today, Lucus utilized his skills as a gun range manager and teaches civilians firearm safety.

CHARLES PRICE

Charles served in the Marine Corps from 1991-2001. His military career started on security duty in Subic Bay Philippines. He spent the next several years as an Infantry Anti-tank assault man/demolition leader. His proficiency in training led him to be Chief Instructor at the 1st Marine Division –Division Schools- Anti Tank /Demolition Course and Lead Instructor in the field of Helicopter Rope Suspension Training (HRST). After reenlistment, he served as a platoon Sergeant with 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment and the 7th Marine Regiment (Reinforced) formerly Regimental Combat Team 7. 

Upon returning to civilian life Charles has been able to utilize his military skills to start CrossFit Outerlimits and is the logistical Director of a 501-c Animal Rescue-Priceless Pets. He shares these duties with his full time occupation as the Group Event and Sponsorship Executive for Exotics Racing Los Angeles.

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

GENGHIS COHEN

 

Genghis Cohen, co-owner of Machine Guns Vegas (MGV), a premiere firearms facility that allows first-time shooters to advanced firearms enthusiasts to shoot full auto/machine guns on the Las Vegas Strip,  is a former officer in the Royal New Zealand Army and is best known for his background in the Las Vegas nightlife industry for his involvement in projects such as Tabú, the world’s first ultra lounge; the Rainbow Bar and Grill; and Cathouse at Luxor Hotel & Casino. Cohen has an extensive knowledge of customer service operations, marketing and promotions focused on the Las Vegas tourism market. He has also worked on a variety of international tourism projects in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

GENGHIS COHEN

 

Genghis Cohen, co-owner of Machine Guns Vegas (MGV), a premiere firearms facility that allows first-time shooters to advanced firearms enthusiasts to shoot full auto/machine guns on the Las Vegas Strip,  is a former officer in the Royal New Zealand Army and is best known for his background in the Las Vegas nightlife industry for his involvement in projects such as Tabú, the world’s first ultra lounge; the Rainbow Bar and Grill; and Cathouse at Luxor Hotel & Casino. Cohen has an extensive knowledge of customer service operations, marketing and promotions focused on the Las Vegas tourism market. He has also worked on a variety of international tourism projects in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

GENGHIS COHEN

 

Genghis Cohen, co-owner of Machine Guns Vegas (MGV), a premiere firearms facility that allows first-time shooters to advanced firearms enthusiasts to shoot full auto/machine guns on the Las Vegas Strip,  is a former officer in the Royal New Zealand Army and is best known for his background in the Las Vegas nightlife industry for his involvement in projects such as Tabú, the world’s first ultra lounge; the Rainbow Bar and Grill; and Cathouse at Luxor Hotel & Casino. Cohen has an extensive knowledge of customer service operations, marketing and promotions focused on the Las Vegas tourism market. He has also worked on a variety of international tourism projects in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

 

THE BOARD

GENGHIS COHEN

 

Genghis Cohen, co-owner of Machine Guns Vegas (MGV), a premiere firearms facility that allows first-time shooters to advanced firearms enthusiasts to shoot full auto/machine guns on the Las Vegas Strip,  is a former officer in the Royal New Zealand Army and is best known for his background in the Las Vegas nightlife industry for his involvement in projects such as Tabú, the world’s first ultra lounge; the Rainbow Bar and Grill; and Cathouse at Luxor Hotel & Casino. Cohen has an extensive knowledge of customer service operations, marketing and promotions focused on the Las Vegas tourism market. He has also worked on a variety of international tourism projects in Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the South Pacific.

TIM LARKIN

 

Tim Larkin is co-owner of Machine Guns Vegas and New York Time best-seller of Survive The Unthinkable: A Total Guide to Women’s Self Protection. A former military intelligence officer, Tim Larkin was part of a beta group that redesigned how special operations personnel trained for close combat. He has a 25-year career, training people in 52 countries on how to deal with imminent violence. Over 10,000 clients are trained in his Target Focus Training (TFT) from military special operations units, special law enforcement teams, celebrities, and high profile business leaders on how to use physics and physiology to injure any human(s) trying to attack them.

DAVID PERISSET

An investment banker by trade, David Perisset built a successful career at Rothschild Bank and Lehman Brothers, while also working as a  motorsport business manager. A graduate of Paris Dauphine University and ESSEC Business School, he partnered with Romain Thievin seven years ago to create Exotics Racing, which now offers more than 45,000 customers per year the chance to drive the car of their dreams. He started racing himself in 2012, competing as a gentleman driver alongside Thievin in the Euro NASCAR Touring Series. The Paris native now lives in Las Vegas with his wife and young son.

MEGAN FAZIO

 

Megan Fazio is the president of NEON Public Relations, LLC, a full-service PR and marketing firm based in Las Vegas representing hoadventure, entertainment, hospitality, non-profit clients and more. As a public relations business professional with several years of agency, boutique and non-profit PR experience, Megan has worked for some of the nation’s most identifiable public relations agencies before starting her own public relations and marketing firm.  Innovative ideas, strategic thinking and strong media relationships are the core of her agency's success. Her specialties include Strategic Communications Plans, Social Media, Marketing and Sales, Editing, Media Impressions, Report Preparation, Presentations and Oral Communications, Written Correspondence, Media Relations and Event Management. Megan considers her career in defining companies she represents to be her passion, and is published on several entrepreneurial sites documenting her early-age career successes. When she’s not assisting her clients, she enjoys the bevy of outdoor activities surrounding Vegas including hiking at Red Rock, boating and wakeboarding in Lake Mead, and walking her English Mastiff Xena on the Las Vegas Strip.

ISMAIL AMIN

 

Ismail´s legal experience encompasses serving larger Fortune Five Hundred companies, mid-sized privately held companies and entrepreneurs. Ismail presently serves as corporate counsel to large and mid-sized businesses throughout California, Nevada & Texas. Additionally, Ismail serves as general and personal counsel to high profile nightclub and hospitality operators in California and Nevada. Ismail has assisted clients acquire or sell over $700,000,000.00 worth of healthcare related assets, including hospitals. During his tenure as a litigator, Ismail has amassed considerable trial and arbitration experience. Ismail has been involved in over eighty (80) trials and arbitrations, across multiple jurisdictions, from the inception of his legal career. During his career, Ismail has litigated shareholder accounting disputes, commercial and breach of contract matters, complex developer defense litigation, commercial liability defense claims, employment defense matters and trademark/trade-dress infringement claims. Ismail is admitted to practice law in California, Nevada & Texas. In addition to practicing law, Ismail is a pilot and avid Marathoner. Moreover, he serves on the Board of Directors for Miracles for Kids (a non-profit which assists the families of children with terminal illnesses). Finally, Ismail is a global Gen-Next member.

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Veterans Training Fund

3430 Polaris Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89102

 

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Veterans Training Fund

3430 Polaris Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89102

contact@vtfund.org

 

 

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