Lifers for Life

Vets helping Vets LIVE with PTSD

Our Mission

About FOB Rasor

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Our Meeting Location

FOB Rasor PTSD Help - Conroe, TX

262 Beach Airport Road

Conroe, TX 77301

Call Gunny Ski for more information:

281-573-7250 or to schedule a meeting

Meeting Schedule

Group meetings

Please contact us for access to the private virtual link.

Saturdays 2-3 CST - Veterans and First Responders Group Discussion (virtual only)

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 (in person only) Veterans and First Responders Group Discussion

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm CST - Veterans, First Responders, and Family Women's Meeting (Virtual Only) Book Study

Thursdays 7:17-8:17 Call for meeting location

Simply show up at meeting time and we will show you the way we do it. Buildings are open one hour before and after meetings for socializing. Text Gunny for links to the meeting.

1-on-1 Twelve Step Meetings are available via appointment

Call/text 281-573-7250 or email or to schedule an appointment.

Who We Serve

Aren't sure where to go or if you belong? If you are a veteran hurting or doing well, you belong here.

If you are hurting these are a list of symptoms which our program can help:






moral injury





self medication

suicidal thoughts


Want to Learn More

If you aren't sure about attending a meeting or are just curious (mental health professionals, donors, etc.) about FOB Rasor meetings we will be happy to answer any questions you have.  Our meetings are for Lifers seeking help, so please respect their privacy by not attending the Lifer meetings. 

To learn more, please schedule an informational meeting with Gunny Ski via email or phone

281-573-7250 (call or text)

How to Help

If you would like to be a Veteran or First Responder Peer Support Mentor please join our Saturday meetings and complete the 12-Step Program with one of our mentors. This is a 3-9 month training program.


I visited the Gunny and CarrieRae today at FOB Rasor. He has a great story of transition and deliverance that you must hear. If you are struggling with internal demons - PTS - get a hold of the Gunny at FOB Rasor... Veterans, you can increase your resiliency. Semper Fi, and God Bless,

Steve Hummer LtGen of Marines, Retired

The Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas is proud to endorse FOB Rasor for their efforts to support the Veterans of all Military Branches throughout Southeast Texas.  I served with Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Shilanski and know first-hand the caliber of Marine, Leader, and Mentor he was to his Marines.  I further understand the difficulty he had confronting his personal "Demons", the ones that exist to some degree within every Combat Veteran.  He chose triumph over defeat and emerged on the "other side" stronger and more determined than ever.  With the encouragement from his wife Carrie and the assistance of his father in law James, they created FOB Rasor to give other Combat Veterans the advantage of care, love, and mentorship to give them the strength to also choose triumph over defeat.  The team at FOB Rasor is truly making a difference.

On Behalf of the the Council, Steve Cutrer, Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret), President, Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas

Our Leadership

Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Shilanski / USMC / Retired

Exective Director

It was my honor & privilege to serve as an Infantry Unit Leader in the United States Marine Corps from January of 1993 to October of 2013. My battle with PTSD was nearly lost but with the support of my fellow veterans, I pulled through and am a living my best life.  I started FOB Rasor to pay it forward to those still suffering.  I cannot and will not loose another brother or sister.

Today, I work for Kirby Inland Marine as a dispatcher. I enjoy my family, our dogs, the outdoors and my life. My passions are my sobriety, my 12 step program and helping others discover the peace and happiness that life has to offer.

CarrieRae Munson / Wife of a US Marine


CarrieRae is the wife of Marine, Jeff Shilanski and daughter of purple heart veteran Jim Munson.  She was a speech language pathologist for 15 years and is an entrepreneur starting two clothing brands, & 

CarrieRae has two boys in college and one in high school and is also a dog mom to 4 crazy canines.  She serves the alcohol and drug recovery community and enjoys speaking about her entrepreneurial journey.

Philip Cariello, LPC-S, CEAP, SAP

Philip has been in the mental health field in some capacity since 1991. He has worked as a clinical supervisor in a Texas Corrections Substance Abuse Program, several psychiatric hospitals, and The Council on Recovery Houston.

            In the late 90’s Philip volunteered in the inner city of Houston, working with high-risk children and teens to provide empowering resources. Philip personally, has been working a 12-steprecovery program since January 1, 1989 after struggling with alcoholism,addiction and trauma from ages 13-22. Philip’s brother served in the Marines for five years serving in the Force Recon unit and engaged in Operation Desert Storm and also active combat while deployed in Somalia. Philip’s first cousin was in the Navy for twenty years and was a specialist in IED warfare detecting and diffusing bombs. Philip’s Uncle served in Vietnam. Philip has a very close relationship with all three of these family members and has a passion for supporting our combat vets.

Philip earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Houston, and a Master’s degree in Education/Counseling from Texas Southern University College of Education. Philip is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and holds several other certifications in the mental health and substance abuse field.

Eric McKee

Eric has served as Assistant Controller for Plains All
American Pipeline, LP since June 2012. 
He previously served in varying roles of increasing responsibility in the
Financial Reporting group, serving as Director until May 2012.  Prior to joining Plains in October 2005, Mr.
McKee held various accounting and financial reporting roles with Reliant
Energy, Continental Airlines and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Eric is married to Gwen, whose father is a retired Air Force
Colonel and Vietnam veteran.  Eric and
Gwen have two children, Matthew and Claire. 
Matthew is a Junior engineering major at Texas A&M and Claire is a
Junior in high school and trains in classical dance.

Eric is the son of an Army veteran and the grandson of a
Marine Corp veteran who served as an airman and fought at Iwo Jima.  After learning more about Jeff’s story and FOB
Rasor he decided to become more involved to help support our military vets. 

Rudy Wentzler

Rudy is a US Army Veteran, having served on active duty from 2001-2006, then again from 2008-2009 after being recalled from the Inactive Ready Reserve.  He served two tours in Iraq (’03-’04; ’08-’09).  Since leaving the service, he has been and always will be a passionate supporter of the Veteran community.  


Currently, Rudy is a financial advisor and Senior Vice President at Woodforest Wealth Strategies.  Prior to joining the financial services industry, he worked in various operations and supply chain management roles within the Chemical industry.  


Rudy has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The United States Military Academy at West Point (’01), and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin (’08).  He is a proud father of two incredible girls and husband to his amazing wife, Courtney.  Rudy enjoys traveling with his family, working out, rucking, and doing pretty much anything that will get him outside. 

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