WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION POLICY

A. Application. This Whistleblower Protection Policy applies to all of the American Soldier Network’s staff, whether full-time, part-time, or temporary employees, to all volunteers, to all who provide contract services, and to all officers and directors, each of whom shall be entitled to protection.

B. Reporting Credible Information. A protected person shall be encouraged to report information relating to illegal practices or violations of policies of the American Soldier Network (Angels Within Inc) (a “Violation”) that such person in good faith has reasonable cause to believe is credible. Information shall be reported to the Executive Director (the “Compliance Officer”), unless the report relates to the Compliance Officer, in which case the report shall be made to Frank K Wheaton Esq. President, or a member of the Board of Directors, which shall be responsible to provide an alternative procedure.
Anyone reporting a Violation must act in good faith, and have reasonable grounds for believing that the information shared in the report indicates that a Violation has occurred.

C. Investigating Information. The Compliance Officer shall promptly investigate each such report and prepare a written report to the Board of Directors. In connection with such investigation all persons entitled to protection shall provide the Compliance Officer with credible information. All actions of the Compliance Officer in receiving and investigating the report and additional information shall endeavor to protect the confidentiality of all persons entitled to protection.

D. Confidentiality
The Organization encourages anyone reporting a Violation to identify himself or herself when making a report in order to facilitate the investigation of the Violation. However, reports may be submitted anonymously by writing a “Whistleblower complaint” and submitting attention to the above named to American Soldier Network 24000 Alicia Parkway Suite 17-244 Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Tthe document Reports of Violations or suspected Violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, with the understanding that confidentiality may not be maintained where identification is required by law or in order to enable the American Soldier Network )Angels Within Inc) or law enforcement to conduct an adequate investigation.

E. Protection from Retaliation. No person entitled to protection shall be subjected to retaliation, intimidation, harassment, or other adverse action for reporting information in accordance with this Policy. Any person entitled to protection who believes that he or she is the subject of any form of retaliation for such participation should immediately report the same as a violation of and in accordance with this Policy.
Any individual within the American Soldier Network (Angels Within Inc) who retaliates against another individual who has reported a Violation in good faith or who, in good faith, has cooperated in the investigation of a Violation is subject to discipline, including termination of employment or volunteer status.

F. Dissemination and Implementation of Policy. This Policy shall be disseminated in writing to all affected constituencies. The Organization shall adopt procedures for implementation of this Policy, which may include:

(1) documenting reported Violations;
(2) working with legal counsel to decide whether the reported Violation requires review by the Compliance Officer or should be directed to another person or department;
(3) keeping the board of directors [and the audit committee or other applicable committee] informed of the progress of the investigation;
(4) interviewing employees;
(5) requesting and reviewing relevant documents, and/or requesting that an auditor or counsel investigate the complaint; and
(6) preparing a written record of the reported violation and its disposition, to be retained for a specified period of time.

The procedures for implementation of this Policy shall include a process for communicating with a complainant about the status of the complaint, to the extent that the complainant’s identity is disclosed, and to the extent consistent with any privacy or confidentiality limitations.

Christmas 2016

American Soldier Network for the 10th year in a row delivered our SWAG Bagsbags to our combat wounded ill and injured heroes hospitalized and at the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Pendleton. This year Tito Ortiz the People’s Champ, Actor Nick Searcy, NFL Star Adam Snyder and Sons Of Anarchy star Rusty Coones joined in the delivery. Among the bags were hand made cards of joy from school kids all throughout CA. 161214-N-TR165-001 SAN DIEGO (Dec. 14, 2016) Tito Ortiz, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion, greets a patient at Naval Medical Center San Diego. During his visit with the American Soldier Network, Ortiz greeted patients and staff wishing them well during the holiday season. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William...

Hearts for Heroes Valentine Dinner Camp Pendleton 2/17/2017

ASN annual Hearts For Heroes Valentine outreach this year a dinner and entertainment evening for the combat wounded ill and injured Marines & Sailors stationed at Camp Pendleton Wounded Warrior Battalion West. Our heroes and their families enjoyed, dinner, live music, games, gifts and...

Warriors to the Grammy Rehearsals A Red Carpet Day 2/11/2017

ASN’s  8th annual year hosting a intimate group of veterans to the Grammys rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Thank you to Lisa Roy, Robbie Cline, Dave Weiderman and all the artists and The Grammys for the Red Carpet treatment for our veterans! It is always a once in a lifetime...

MMA Champion Tito Ortiz FINAL Fight 1-20-17

ASN partners with SPIKE TV & BELLATOR to celebrate and honor combat wounded Marines as they bring MMA Champion Tito Ortiz into the cage for his FINAL Fight at The Los Angeles Forum. Thank you to the People’s Champ Tito Ortiz for making our heroes such a special part of his final...

Selfless Veteran, a Medal of Honor Recipient, Given a Brand-New Truck for His Heroism

By DAVID WHITING / STAFF COLUMNIST OC REGISTER It is a cool April day in the mountains above Julian, and Medal of Honor recipient John Baca climbs in his tiny, beat-up red truck, reaches over and opens the passenger door for me because, well, the handle is long gone. We pull away from his small rustic cabin and rattle and bounce down a dirt road as Baca distributes mail to shut-ins, gives out apple pies and makes sure that folks without know that someone cares. It’s a typical day for an extraordinary Vietnam veteran, a man who threw himself on a grenade in 1970 so that his Army buddies could live. Miraculously, Baca survived, and while still suffering from injuries, he pays it forward by giving away just about everything. Heck, Baca even gave away his house in Huntington Beach. It was near the park named after him. But in a unique moment last weekend before hundreds of fellow veterans, the Medal of Honor recipient finally allowed that sometimes accepting a gift means more than giving a gift. Baca’s eyes grew wide when he saw his present. Civilians, as well as men who once faced battle as their brothers bled, brushed away tears. And this man awarded the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat found some healing. AN ANGEL FOR TROOPS Buying a car is easy. Getting a vehicle for a man who gives away everything is tough. Enter Annie Nelson. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School and Cal State Long Beach, then modeled and became a flight attendant. Life was good – until she suffered a...

RIDE TO LIVE

Come whether you ride or not to enjoy food, music, prizes and fun! Meet and thank our Nations hero Medal Of Honor John Bacca along with other heroes! Johns Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrMWbY4cdEc Saturday October 29, 2016 Elks Lodge Oceanside Ca 444 Country Club Lane, Oceanside CA 92054 11:00 am – 3:00 pm $20.00 Per Person or $30.00 Per Couple Music by INHALE Vendor Booths Available POC Dave Francisco Ciscofsmc@gmail.com 760-214-6583 #SaveLives #EndSoldierSuicide #WeDoThisTogether Visit the Event...

Help Us Deliver Some Christmas SWAG (Showing Warriors Americas Gratitude) Bags

Dashing through the halls…the American Soldier Network will be once again delivering Christmas SWAG Bags (Showing Warriors Americas Gratitude) to our combat, ill and injured heroes this Christmas! We can not do it alone! WE NEED YOU, with your donations of IN Kind items, corporate sponsorship donations and funds to fill our bags. Please email us at info@americansoldiernetwork.org if you can be a part of this years SWAG Bags or you can donate now via this site on our donate button. Thank you for helping us honor and thank our...