Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division

The USMCA Veteran Affairs and Entrepreneurship Division [VAED] is designed to accommodate our military Veterans seeking to establish themselves as successful entrepreneurs. Our Veteran owned firms seek to establish themselves as Bid Ready firm utilizing their unique skill set. The USMCA offers technical assistance and financial advice, marketing expertise and contract  administration to members within this division. This Division is open to all Veteran Members within the USMCA. 

USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Phil Powell

Phil Powell

President, USMCA Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship

United States Navy GMG3 Petty Officer Veteran Founder and President of Prestige Veteran Builders a veteran owned and operated General Contractor
with clients in commercial, industrial, educational, residential, and specialized uses.

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Kenneth M. Webb, Sr., B.A., M.P.A.

Kenneth M. Webb, Sr., B.A., M.P.A.

Chairman, USMCA Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship

Kenneth M. Webb Sr. is a retired 32-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Co-founder, and President of Fact Finders Group, Inc., He served in the United States Marine Corps Air Reserve. In most of his Law Enforcement career, he has served in specialized units, which include (Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, and the Patrol Division). He is a licensed Private Detective and Private Security Contractor in the State of Illinois and Indiana. Current Positions: Vice President USMCA, President Echo Foundation. Member Business Leadership Council (BLC), Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), Board of Directors of Chicago State University Alumni Association

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Willis Williams

Vice President

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USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Elmer Rhodes

Elmer Rhodes


Elmer Rhodes, President of Cross Rhodes Reprographics, has been in the design construction printing industry for over 30 years serving Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. As a pioneer to the Reprographic network, he has helped hundreds of clients to adopt Document Management best practices that has saved his clients time and money.

USMCA - Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship Division - Virgil Mathis

Virgil Mathis

Deputy Director, Veteran Affairs & Entrepreneurship

Virgil Mathis, Retired United States Army, Specialist E-5 Tech Sergeant Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Entrepreneurship [USMCA]

Virgil is a long time member of the American Legion in the Chicago Area and also a very active member of the Coalition of Veteran Service Organizations. He proudly served in the United States Army from April 1966 - April 1969 as a Hawk Missile Air Defense Communications Electronics Technician with the Army Signal Support Group stationed at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe - location known as - Shape Belgium.

Virgil is a researcher and advocate for a number of issues concerning veterans and is credited as the Inventor of two Homeland Security projects. His expertise in the field of National Security and information technology will be utilized by the USMCA membership in our capacity building for Minority Entrepreneurs. Virgil has expressed a profound desire as USMCA Deputy Director of Veteran Affairs and Entrepreneurship to recruit Veterans and help them create businesses to acquire contracts in Digital Manufacturing and High Speed technology for public utilities. Virgil believes- " Our Bullet point it is to help end homelessness and suicide among Veterans and create opportunities more solutions for female veterans and our veterans with disabilities."

The USMCA Board of Directors and membership salutes Sergeant Mathis on his newest assignment and leadership role in the USMCA. We truly thank him for his service!.