Andrew R. Jones, USMC

Andrew is a Marine Corps combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, participating in the Shock & Awe campaign in 2003 as an Anti-tank  Assaultman with Fox 2/23 attached to 1st Mar Div commanded by General  James "Chaos" Mattis. Andrew was inducted into the AZ Veteran's Hall of  Fame Class of 2017 and is the Best-selling Author of Healing the Warrior  Heart. After years of extreme suicidal behavior as a result of Combat  PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Major Depressive Disorder, Andrew once  again found joy in life and Founded Operation Shockwave to share his  story and to inspire veterans to choose life. Andrew previously served as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Arizona, Project Manager for The Ripple Effect, Helping Veterans and Families Heal and served a Fellowship with The Mission Continues.  He is an active member of Love Life Church, in Glendale, AZ and leads a Men's Life  Group to sharpen other men in life with the word of God. He is blessed  with a beautiful and supportive wife and 2 sons and lives each day to be an example to his family that it's possible to overcome any adversity.   

Co-Founder/Board Member/Trainer


CaS Facciponti, MSM MA

CaS is an Army combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where she served as Military Police after graduating from the United States Military Academy in 2003.  After receiving the rank of Major and being medically discharged from injuries sustained in combat, CaS pursued a career at the Pentagon and then became head of security for the National Basketball Association.  Struggling with a lack of meaningful purpose in her life, she left her career and chose to pursue her passion in furthering her education and assisting military veterans in their transition out of the military.  She met Andrew and they immediately aligned with one another's mission and began pressing forward together.  Today, CaS is pursuing a PhD in Performance Psychology while providing training & education to Veteran Leaders in Operation Shockwave.  She lives in Chandler, AZ with her loving and supportive wife and furbabies.  

The Board of Directors

Tim Araiza, Vice President


Marine Corps son and sibling

Christine Payseno, Co-Founder, Treasurer


Air Force Wife, Army Mom

Judy Mellody, Secretary


Air Force Daughter

Veteran Leaders (LIONs)

Vince Alonzo


US Marine Corps & US Air Force

James Anderson


US Navy

Lani Ballard


US Army

Mike Montiel


US Army

Jenifer Allen


US Air Force

Bryan Barrow


US Marine Corps

Robin Guzzo Anderson


US Navy

Brian Gallagher


US Army

Leroy Sanders


US Army