What happens when a long-standing military veteran is injured and must start life over as a civilian? He becomes a ?Vet?preneur.? At age 43, Douglas Chace had just completed a physical fitness test in Kabul, Afghanistan where he tested out as ?a meat eating carnivore-a straight savage.? He was outdistancing the 20 year olds that worked for him. In his 18 year military career, he held every rank from Private to Major. He went from the best shape of his life on July 4, 2013 to being broken and militarily ?unusable? four days later. Four years later he rebuilt his life not merely to survive but to thrive in the world as a self-employed civilian. He is the “Commanding Officer” in his own family owned and operated veteran centric endeavor called Military Maintenance of Circle City ? a higher level of clean.
Doug Chace and his family own and operate a cleaning service which displays many military attributes. Rely on them to be on schedule with no hiccups, never missing a mission, never canceling. They step into chaos and create order. Military Maintenance of Circle City is a cleaning system and business operated by veterans throughout the area. There is nothing quite like ?military clean.
Building Maintenance and Commercial Cleaning and Disinfecting Services
Military Maintenance of Circle City provides building maintenance, cleaning and disinfecting services for a multitude of industries to include medical and dental offices, hospitals, airlines and in all food preparation environments. They have over 15 years of large scale commercial building maintenance.
Residential Cleaning Services
Military Maintenance of Circle City works with apartment complexes to provide cleaning services to clean and sanitize apartments when residents move out.They also provide residential cleaning in homes to include windows, upholstery and carpet cleaning to completely disinfect the environment.
The Best Green Cleaner on the Planet
Military Maintenance of Circle City uses a cutting edge sanitizer that will kill everything except people, plants and pets. It is one of the newest, yet most effective cleaning and disinfecting solutions in America for the prevention of workplace infections. Envirocleanse is approved by the EPA, FDA and USDA. It is a proprietary solution of Hypochlorous Acid that is a naturally occurring product produced in the body, used by white blood cells to kill bacteria in the blood stream. Envirocleanse effectively kills and eliminates bacteria, fungus, viruses and mold spores including E-coli, Listeria, MRSA (the super bug), Hepatitis A, B and C and much more.
Military Maintenance of Circle City is one of a limited number of authorized distributors of the Envirocleanse? sanitizing product for commercial use.
- EPA (85134-1)FDA and USDA Approved/Registered as a hard surface disinfectant
- 100% green and biodegradable, non-toxic and non-hazardous to humans and animals
- Safe for food and human contact as well as plants
- Sold in ready to use form or concentration
- Effective in less than 2 minutes
- No follow-up wipe down or cleaning needed
- Food Service
- Water Treatment
- Child Care
- Cooling Towers and more
Food prep, produce displays, hotels, cruise ships, medical and dental offices, gyms, locker rooms, hospitals, veterinarian clinics, kennels and grooming, cooling towers and water treatment.
Veteran Transition to Civilian Life
Life in the military is very regimented and precise. Ask any current Soldier the Army values and the soldier will spout it out instantly?Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. If you assigned a task to Douglas Chace, ?it would get done right, on schedule, to standard, no hiccups, burn the midnight oil to be sure all loose ends were tied up. In large regard I don?t know how to fail and for the most part nothing scares me. The biggest influence of the military is that it prepared me to step into chaos and create order.
?The Story of Retired Army Major Douglas Chace
I did not chose to leave the military. I served for 18 years in Korea, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Iraq In the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and pilot. I went from being in the best shape of my career at age 43 to being broken and militarily ?unusable? when walking along a goat path in Kabul, Afghanistan wearing 300 pounds of gear, the hill let go and it took me with it. I landed in a pile of rocks and had to get myself another mile and a half to get to a point to be evacuated.
Doug?s Commander told him ?we need you.? With significant injuries to his back and ankle, Doug limped around every Aviation Forward Operating Base FOB in Afghanistan and Kuwait for nearly four months. He collected 300 million dollars in lost aviation equipment off the battlefield. He had a list of equipment, parts for helicopters and airplanes and he was to dig until everything was found. He completed the assignment and then his unit was sent home. A physical evaluation indicated he should have never stayed in the theater of combat. The four months of locating lost equipment exacerbated his health problems. He had multiple surgeries in 2014. His left leg was rebuilt, he had five procedures on his back with a year and a half of recovery, recuperation and therapy. By August of 2015 he was medically retired. He was lost and had no idea how to become a civilian.
Doug recalls, ?the civilian world is scary. For 18 years I did not have to choose what I wore, when to eat, when to sleep or my haircut. The civilian world offered no underpinning of commonality and camaraderie. Everything today is White-America, Black-America, Hispanic-America. We are not a melting pot, we are a segmented and hyphenated America. The military is not this way, it is green. We all wear the same uniform where skin color and ethnicity does not matter. We live for the same purpose.? The biggest challenge for Doug Chace was finding a new comfort zone.
There is a serious disconnect for discharged soldiers in how to translate their military skills to the civilian job market. A soldier says, I can walk a long way, I can carry heavy things.? As a result, he gets an $8 an hour job with those skills. What he has not made clear is that he has been in charge of ten people and hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment. The veteran needs to learn new skills ?to express his responsibility in civilian-ese.
Positive Influence for Veterans
Former Major Douglas Chace is determined to use his exemplary skills from 18 years in the military to thrive in his own entrepreneurial initiative. He is a Vet-Preneur, a Veteran Entrepreneur. Business is the new battle field and the battle cry is to share knowledge, teach and to positively influence the veteran employment rate.
In the military, every soldier has been groomed with the highest qualities this country stands for. Cleanliness is one of those qualities. Everything must be clean and ?inspection ready? in order to maintain the health and welfare of all others. Let Military Maintenance of Circle City introduce you to ?military clean? as they bring veteran unemployment to an end.
Military Maintenance of Circle City
Polly Riddell writing under the pen name of G. Polly Jordan is the Story Teller. She is a freelance journalist writing business spotlight promotional stories and positively in love with telling the God stories.