About Us

Our Story

OJRV was founded in 2007 as the Crane Learning and Employment Center for Veterans with Disabilities – with a focus on helping veterans find employment at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, located in Southwest Indiana.

As the organization grew to serve veterans in Central Indiana, the group changed its name to the Career Learning and Employment Center for Veterans (CLEC). CLEC is a 501(c)3 organization. In 2012, the organization opened the program to all veterans and moved its headquarters to Indianapolis. In 2013, CLEC adopted the d/b/a, Operation: Job Ready Veterans, to more clearly communicate our mission.

Our Mission

Bridging life’s transitional gaps for veterans, service members, and military families.

Our Vision

Through sustainable programs and job readiness resources, we positively impact one person, one business, and one community at a time.


Developing a useful inner power, which will enable one to hang on and not give up, despite failure and setbacks.


Upholding the highest level of moral and ethical standards; always being transparent while exercising fairness in all of our actions.

Our Core Values


Treating everyone with the same level of dignity and honor, regardless of personal status.


Teaching all of our clients to become stronger under pressure and more confident with their decision making.

Selfless Service

Dedicating ourselves to the greater good; we vow to perform in such a manner to benefit others and society.

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