Friday, November 11 Veterans Breakfast sponsored by Mercury One features Mark “Oz” Geist as Speaker

Join in the Veterans Breakfast on Friday, November 11, 2016 which features Mark “Oz” Geist as the speaker. Sponsored by Mercury One, this inaugural event celebrates United States veterans who have bravely served the USA so its citizens can continue to live free.  Members of the community are invited to share in honoring veterans as well as purchase a ticket to the breakfast for veterans in the community. The event benefits 22Kill and Empower Heroes through the Veterans Programs/Humanitarian Fund of Mercury One, Inc.  Partners are FARM, Team Rubicon, Honor Courage Commitment and Recovery Resource Council. Glenn Beck is the founder of Mercury One and expresses special thanks to Dallas Round Table. Attire is business casual.

Mark "Oz" Geist
Mark “Oz” Geist

The featured speaker, Mark “Oz” Geist is a Colorado native and former Marine. Geist is better known as “OZ” by his teammates, has a long history in Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Anti-/Counter-Terrorism. Upon the completion of a very successful tour and re-enlistment, Mark changed his military occupation specialty to the Intelligence field, specializing in Interrogation Translation and learning Persian Farsi. In 2004, Mark began doing personal security and Iraqi SWAT team training as a contractor in Iraq. He finished his career as a security contractor in Benghazi, Libya, where he was credited with saving the lives of more than 25 Americans.  He is a co-author of the bestselling book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”

The morning starts at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 2121 McKinney Avenue, with a 7:00 a.m. arrival, 7:30 a.m. program and breakfast begins.  9:00 a.m.  program ends. Tickets are $100 each. Buy a vet breakfast for $100. Sponsorship Opportunities are from $2,500-$10,000. Table of 10 is $1,000. Purchase tickets:

Contact Annette Girman, Director of Veterans Programs at 972-499-4747 or email    

Mercury One has significantly increased its support of many organizations in north Texas and around the world, including:  Mercury One’s The Nazarene Fund has directly assisted over 11,000 Christian and other persecuted religious minorities displaced by ISIS in the Middle East by evacuating them to safe havens and providing for their needs.

Other initiatives include supporting 22 Kill-veteran suicide prevention; Team Rubicon-disaster recovery in Rowlett, Garland, Baton Rouge, and Houston; S.E.E.D.-trauma support and counseling in Iraq; F.A.R.M.-agricultural therapy for veterans living with PTSD and depression; City of Glenn Heights-disaster relief; Recovery Resource Council; Dallas Film Society; Irving Cares; La Buena Vida Youth Leadership Foundation; Boot Campaign; Operation BBQ; Sons of the Flag; Minnie’s Food Pantry; Soupmobile; Irving AMBUCS; Catholic Charities; Chris Kyle Foundation; and Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

Mercury One has expanded its partnership with veterans’ organizations to fund educational, psychological and employment training as well as hosted celebrations to honor them for their sacrifice and dedication. Mercury One has provided its partners in Israel with first responder rescue “ambucycles,” and increased its collection of historical and religious artifacts.

Recently, over $200,000 was donated to the Assist the Officer Foundation benefiting the families of fallen officers in Dallas following the fatal shooting July 7, 2016.
About Mercury One: Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) foundation based in Dallas, Texas. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit 22Kill and Empower Heroes through Mercury One’s Humanitarian Fund. Mercury One provides aid and support in the areas of disaster relief, humanitarian efforts, veteran causes, support for Israel, education initiatives, and rescuing and restoring persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East. Visit the website for more information:


Upcoming event: M1Ball featuring Sara Evans on Saturday, November 19.

(Sharon Adams, ACPR, represents Mercury One public relations.)


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly, the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.