CJ3 Foundation

Veteran/Disabled Veteran Charity

PURPOSE

The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

CJ3 Foundation provides services, support, and advocacy to United States military service members, veterans/disabled veterans, law enforcement, and emergency responders who need/require assistance, and then connecting them with resources and programs designed to meet their unique set of needs.  CJ3 Foundation assists United States military service members, veterans/disabled veterans, law enforcement, and emergency responders, in finding both the means and opportunities to holistically improve their life outlook and reconnect with the communities they selflessly chose to serve.  CJ3 Foundation achieves this goal through a combination of advocacy for supported individuals and those specialty organizations best suited to assist these individuals, and lobbying efforts that advocate for the creation of legislation to better assist these individuals.

CJ3 FOUNDATION EMBLEM

The Flag

  • Change to:  Why is the American Flag important represented in our logo? That is a silly question. We at the CJ3 Foundation believe in this great country, the United States of America, and are damn proud of those who have selflessly served and sacrificed for it…and also, because ‘MERICA!
  • Green Stripe – Represents U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans/Disabled Veterans.
  • Red Stripe – Represents Fire Fighters and Emergency/First Responders.

C (Combined)

  • The CJ3 Foundation enlists and incorporates a network of support and services from multiple partner agencies and organizations (federal, state, and local governments; private and commercial sectors; charity and advocacy groups) to provide combined and unified assistance to those in need.

3 (Operations)

  •  In the military, the ‘3 Shop’ denotes support, planning, coordination, and operations. The CJ3 Foundation embraces this ‘3 Shop’ concept as it is representative of our role when providing services, support, and advocacy to those in need.

INITIATIVES

  • CJ3 Service Dogs
  • CJ3 Mental Health & Wellness
  • CJ3 Advocacy

Owner Profile

Eric D. Thomas

Mr. Thomas has over 20 years of successful leadership progression and is a proven leader and manager of national programs, resources, and staff. He has over 20 years of experience as an intelligence, counterintelligence, and security professional and subject matter expert, both outside of and within the continental united states, in strategic, operational, and tactical environments. He is highly skilled in leading and executing complex and multi-disciplinary projects at all organizational levels. September 2018 to Present - DHS Senior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Liaison Officer, and Representative to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) providing subject matter expertise, advice, and assistance on domestic matters to the ICE Intelligence Director, integrating DHS Intelligence’s efforts into the ICE area of responsibility, and assisting the ICE Intelligence Director and staff with developing intelligence plans and strategies and creating intelligence opportunities to counter threats to the Homeland. May 2015 to September 2018 - Executive Officer for the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Counterintelligence (CI) Division as well as the Deputy Director for the Department-wide DHS CI Program. Served as the senior CI subject matter expert and principal advisor to the DHS Secretary in his/her role as the DHS CI Executive (DCIX) and to the DHS CI Counterintelligence Director (DCID), responsible for providing leadership, management, and oversight to the Department’s CI Program, conducting aggressive, comprehensive, and coordinated activities to detect, identify, assess, counter, and guard against intelligence collection efforts by foreign intelligence entities (FIE). September 2013 to May 2015 - Branch Chief for the DHS Homeland Security Information Network-Intelligence (HSIN-Intel) Branch within DHS I&A as well as the Program Manager for the HSIN-Intel Community of Interest (COI) on the HSIN information sharing technology (IT) platform, the designated sensitive but unclassified information-sharing portal for DHS and its homeland security partners. August 2010 to September 2013 - DHS Senior Intelligence Officer assigned to the Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (STAC), a DHS recognized Fusion Center in Milwaukee, WI, as an advisor and senior intelligence subject matter expert responsible for providing interdisciplinary expertise and situational awareness to inform decision-making at all levels of government. February 2007 to August 2010 - Senior Department of Defense (DoD) government civilian Counterintelligence Special Agent responsible for leading, managing, directing, and conducting counterintelligence investigations and operations at Fort Gordon, Georgia and forward-deployed throughout the Army Central Command (CENTCOM) theater of operation. April 1996 to January 2007 - Active Duty U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (SFC)/E-7, military occupational specialties 19D Cavalry Scout and 97B Counterintelligence Special Agent. Mr. Thomas possesses a Master of Science Degree in Leadership from Washington University in St. Louis, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Liberty University, an Associate Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, and Leadership Certificates from the Brookings Institute’s Brookings Executive Education and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leaders Program. Mr. Thomas is the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards, decorations, and citations.