About Us

Bottom Line Up Front, 'BLUF', Military Benefits (BMB) was founded by Jeff (Current CEO), an Air Force turned Space Force Captain, with a passion for helping fellow U.S. military families better understand and learn about many opportunities that often go unrealized.  

To date, the team refers to Jeff, a stellar Board of Directors, a core group of family and friend supporters, and a few invaluable military veteran freelance writers.


Co-Founder & Secretary

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan is an AD Air Force Data Scientist with a passion for helping military families  both inside government such as through the WIT (Women's Initiative Team) and outside sharing valuable resources through our website and social media channels



Eduardo Aguilar

Eduardo is a prior-enlisted security forces member, USAFA grad, and currently an AD Air Force officer with a passion for sharing FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early) and rewards point hacking to service members



Kirk Windmueller

Kirk is a well decorated Army veteran having served over 20 years in the special forces community and has a passion for helping transitioning service members



Patricia McFarland

Patty is a food science technical writer and Navy spouse eager to help fellow spouses optimize their benefits

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Matthew Walters

Matt is a recently retired U.S. Air Force MSgt.  His passion for empowering the military community was clear as a 1st Sergeant and has continued on with our mission and the Military and Family Support Center at Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.

We would love to grow our core volunteer support team with more members across the globe!

If you are interested, I'm sure we could find a spot for you, just email us at volunteer@blufmilitarybenefits.com

-Where we are Today-  

We are just getting started! 

This site was created in August 2018, life happened, and we officially kicked it off in Nov 2019.

We incorporated as a Nonstock corporation in the state of Virginia in May, 2020.

We received IRS 501(c)(3) status in June, 2020

Welcome and thank you again for visiting!


 July 2020 we received the GuideStar Gold Level of Transparency. 

October 2020 we were validated by The Rosie Network & Veteran Owned Business.com as a

Verified Military Family-Owned Business

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2021 Goals


  • Apply for 3 Grants - COMPLETE

  • Complete 1st year IRS Continuation Requirements - COMPLETE

  • Achieve 1,000 followers via 1 social media platform - Ongoing

  • Build a donation fund of $1,000 - Ongoing

  • Onboard a social media channel manager volunteer - Ongoing

  • Onboard 2 more Board of Directors - Ongoing


New Content

  • Build an internal Terminal Leave Calculator for the Separation/Retirement Article - Ongoing

  • Commercial Discounts website article - Pending

  • PCS Article - COMPLETE

  • Pay Comparison Table - Pending

  • BAH Comparison Table - Pending

2020 Goals Recap


  • Attain Corporation status in Virginia - COMPLETE

  • Attain official nonprofit 501(c)(3) status with the IRS - COMPLETE

  • Open a nonprofit business checking account - COMPLETE

  • Register with the Virginia SCC to be able to solicit contributions/fund raise - COMPLETE

  • Onboard virtual volunteers to help manage the social media channels - To 2021

  • Achieve at least 500 followers via 1 social media platform - COMPLETE (Facebook Page+Group)

  • Build a donation fund of $1,000 - To 2021 (Raised $500)

  • Apply for 3 Grants - To 2021

New Content

  • Create 3 YouTube videos covering popular topics on the website - COMPLETE

  • Create a Military Benefits Timeline Infographic to communicate when certain benefits kick in throughout a career - COMPLETE

  • Build an internal Terminal Leave Calculator for the Separation/Retirement Article - To 2021

  • Commercial Discounts website article - To 2021

  • COVID-19 military benefit updates website article - COMPLETE

We're VERY happy you are here and hope you find this project/resource helpful in finding out new information and connecting with fellow service members.