Model & Strategy
The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Our operations in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside non-profit partners and community leaders to solve some of the most challenging issues facing our communities: improving community education resources, eliminating food deserts, mentoring at-risk youth and more. Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate to life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.
Eric Greitens founded The Mission Continues in 2007. He is a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, deployed 4 times during the Global War on Terrorism. He served as a White House Fellow and in 2011 was named Navy Reserve Junior Line Officer of the Year. Eric is a former Rhodes Scholar and New York Times best-selling author. In November 2016 he was elected as the 56th Governor of Missouri.
Spencer Kympton is the president of The Mission Continues. Spencer graduated from West Point as valedictorian in 1994. His military career began with rotary-wing flight school, and he served as an aviation officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot across the globe. Over his eight years of service, his duty locations included the Republic of Korea, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Central America and South America. His primary missions were humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, counternarcotics, and peace enforcement, and he held aviation company command positions in both Honduras and Savannah, GA. Following his military service, Spencer earned an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Business School in 2004.
The Mission Continues has awarded more than 1,800 fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, launched 69 service platoons with more than 14,700 veterans and service members signed up, and engaged more than 1,300 non-profits across 49 states + D.C., contributing $17M+ worth of volunteer services.
Of the most recent Fellows, 97% of them believe they are pursuing a meaningful new mission, while 95% said they increased their professional network.
The Mission Continues News
Eric Greitens of The Mission Continues Wins Gleitsman Citizen Activist AwardThe Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named humanitarian Eric Greitens, founder and former CEO of The Mission Continues, as…Nov 2014
The Mission Continues in Outside Magazine: Among the Best Places to WorkTo Marvin Cadet, an Iraq veteran and member of the 2013 Bravo Fellowship class, the ranking of The Mission Continues as one of Outside Magazine’s…Oct 2014