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NextOp Welcomes Coulon, Levya, and Dominguez 

NEW ORLEANSNextOp, the nonprofit dedicated to recruiting, developing and placing high-performing, enlisted veterans into meaningful careers is pleased to welcome Kieron Coulon and Paul Levya as employment coordinators, and Anthony Dominguez as the nonprofit’s program operations manager.

“We are proud to have these three outstanding individuals join our organization,” says Shelby Mounts, executive director of NextOp. “Our focus this year is on sustainable growth, and with the addition of these team members, we are confident that we will more effectively achieve our goal of placing even more veterans into meaningful careers.”

Coulon, who recently retired from the United States Navy after 23 years of distinguished service, brings a wealth of experience in talent acquisition, sales, training development and operations management to NextOp. Throughout his military career, he rose to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer, completing multiple deployments and earning commendations for his exemplary leadership, strategic planning skills and mission accomplishments. Coulon has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Post University and is currently pursuing a Master of Education at William Carey University.

Levya joined the United States Marine Corps and served in various operational roles including as a Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Technician, performing inspections on Marine aircraft. He also served as the Operations Manager and Company Human Resources Manager for Task Force Resolve, a unit mobilized to support the Marine Corps Recruit Depot for COVID relief. Levya retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of honorable service. After retirement, he transitioned into technical positions in a variety of industries. Levya earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College.

With more than two decades of leadership experience, Dominquez is a seasoned manager and self-motivated leader who excels in collaborative environments. A veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, Dominquez deployed six times during his military service and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College of Missouri. During his tenure with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1996 to 2019, he honed his leadership and operational skills at every rank from private to master sergeant. Transitioning to the corporate sector in 2019, he has embraced diverse roles, making measurable impacts in various functions and companies.

 Through one-on-one mentorship, NextOp helps veterans and transitioning service members understand how their training and experiences translate into valuable qualifications in the workforce after their military commitment. Only about 25% of transitioning service members have a new job secured before leaving the military. NextOp actively works with company recruiters and corporate leadership to ensure that the translation of military skills to civilian experience is not a barrier for veterans when being considered for the workforce.

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Media Contacts:

Shelby Mounts, NextOp,

(Houston) Cynthia Maddox, Gambel Communications,, 251-209-2048
(New Orleans) Annie Matherne, Gambel Communications,, 504-650-5539

About NextOp

NextOp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to recruit, develop and place high-performing enlisted veterans into industry careers. NextOp’s goal is to bridge the gap between the military and industries in need of diverse and skilled talent. For more information, visit


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