Operation Golden Shield was launched in response to the needs of elderly Veterans in the Greater Washington DC area during the COVID pandemic and expanded quickly to meet the needs of homeless Veterans, those who face food insecurity and harsh weather conditions, and those staying in transitional housing units. The OGS mission was embraced by student and community leaders in other hometowns across the country, and OGS projects were initiated from coast to coast, often in partnership with other service organizations with similarly aligned missions.
The OGS mission expanded from simply supporting Veterans to mobilizing our communities to serve broader humanitarian needs.
OGS provides the means for community leaders to engage directly in service opportunities that improve the world around us. Through collaborative partnerships and service opportunities, OGS serves to provide aspiring healthcare professionals with practical experience and a deepened understanding of the healthcare challenges faced by vulnerable populations worldwide, while making a lasting impact on these communities.
Caleb Suh is the Founder and President of Operation Golden Shield and oversees strategy and development of the organization. He established Operation Golden Shield in response to the needs of elderly Veterans in the Greater Washington DC area during the COVID pandemic and spearheaded expansion efforts to reach communities in need across the country and abroad.
As a social entrepreneur and fourth-year Cadet at the United States Military Academy, Caleb has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs, United Sailors and Soldiers of America, Team Rubicon, and several other organizations to address community health care issues and to meet the needs of impoverished populations in the nation and abroad through direct community service projects and through fundraising support of other organizations that align to that mission.
As a Systems and Decision Sciences major, he has published research in partnership with McKinsey & Company on the state of the U.S. manufacturing industry, aiming to identify key vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base in order to strengthen long-term supply chain resiliency. Caleb is a Stamps Scholarship recipient and seeks to enable communities around him to facilitate meaningful civic engagement in an effort to raise the social capital of his generation.
Caleb plans to commission as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army following his undergraduate education at West Point.
OGS is committed to creating a service-driven community in an effort to aid those most in need, both at home and abroad. Through collaborative partnerships and service opportunities, OGS serves to provide future leaders with practical experience and a deepened understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable populations worldwide, while making a lasting impact on these communities.
The OGS team is filled with future leaders with a shared commitment to service and leadership. By enabling our communities to facilitate meaningful civic engagement, we hope to raise the social capital of our generation and to create stronger and more united communities.
Contact us regarding volunteer opportunities in your area. Through our national network, Operation Golden Shield offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities to address global challenges. If unable to volunteer, your support and contributions enable our teams to better serve our communities.
Operation Golden Shield will be holding a collection event on Saturday, July 22 to collect and deliver requested high-priority items in individually packed care packages to Veterans experiencing homelessness at the DC VAMC Community Living Center and residents of the Emery Low Barrier Shelter.