Vision Statement

To provide quality, innovative memory improvement training primarily to Military Veterans, First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services) and their families to help improve their memories and their quality of life.

Mission Statement

Remember Vets, Inc. is committed to helping Military Veterans, First Responders, and their families to defeat memory loss  that’s especially associated with PTSD.

Dr. Joe Ponds, Executive Director/Memory Instructor

Dr. JOE PONDS is a COMBAT VETERAN (helicopter pilot in Vietnam) and had tours of duty as an Army Ranger Instructor, Air Traffic Control Instructor, and certified Race Relations and Sexual Harassment Instructor. He is also a National Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant, and is highly regarded for his design and development of training programs and materials. He has been teaching memory improvement courses for schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and churches for over twenty-five years. Some of his clients include the UNIVERSITY of CENTRAL FLORIDA, ALABAMA POWER COMPANY, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of MELBOURNE, and the VILLAGES LIFELONG LEARNING COLLEGE, to name a few.

As a Human Resource Consultant and Corporate Trainer some of his clients include:

  • American Lung Association
  • American Association of Respiratory Therapists
  • Florida State Attorney’s Office
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Florida Institute of Government
  • Florida Women in Government
  • Florida Consortium on Magnet/Choice Schools
  • Florida Small Business Development Center
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • Petersburg Junior College, Criminal Justice Institute
  • ALABAMA Power Company
  • The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
  • Marion County Board of County Commissioners
  • Marion County Fire and Rescue
  • Citrus County School Board
  • Citrus County Government
  • Pinellas County School Board
  • Pinellas County Magnet School Coordinators
  • Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board
  • City of Lakeland Police Department
  • City of Largo Police Department
  • Polk County Police Chief’s Association
  • Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Largo Chamber of Commerce
  • Seminole Chamber of Commerce

As a Florida Real Estate Instructor some of his clients include:

  • Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors
  • Realtors Association of Citrus County
  • Northeast Florida Association of Realtors
  • Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors
  • Emerald Coast Association of Realtors
  • Pensacola Association of Realtors
  • Tallahassee Board of Realtors
  • Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches
  • Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches
  • Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • The West Volusia Association of Realtors
  • Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach


As a Keynote Speaker some of his clients include:

  • International Fellowship of Christian Magicians
  • Florida Foundation for School Health
  • Florida Women in Government
  • Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium
  • Bay Pines Veterans Hospital

Additionally, Dr. Ponds has been a law enforcement Chaplain for over thirty years and a motivational and inspirational speaker for Major League Baseball teams to include the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and New York Mets.

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