To open with an understatement, 2020 has been an unusual year. But at the Foundation, we’re hopeful that we can inject some normalcy back into our timeline and push forward with our two big fall events: the GSOF Symposium in Europe and Modern Warfare Week in the US. (This blog is focused on the … Read more about Our 5th European Symposium is Headed to Warsaw!
This Op/Ed was written by CSM (R) Michael T. Hall, a member of the Global SOF Advisory Council. “The days of creating capability, as needed, and just in time, have been over for a long time...” The similarity between Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Dixie Cups is not immediately … Read more about Protecting the Future of the SOF Enterprise [OP/ED]
Each year we provide an Annual Report to our Global SOF Individual Members, Partners, and Stakeholders. The FY20 Report, which covers July 2019 to June 2020, is available below: FY20 Annual ReportDownload Or you can view the full report below: If you're not yet a Member of the … Read more about Our FY20 Report to Members
Last year we launched a new initiative called Membership May. We found that with our growing event calendar and increased effort toward SOF Imperatives initiatives, our small team wasn’t able to put a steady focus on growing our network of Individual Members. And thus, Membership May was born! … Read more about Emphasizing Community During An Era of Challenge
This Op-Ed piece was written by Mr. Mark Mitchell. It has also been published by Military Times. Last week marked the 40th anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, the failed mission to rescue Americans held hostage in Iran. Despite their patriotism and courage—"the guts to try"—the mission ended … Read more about Congress should elevate the top civilian position overseeing special operations (OP-ED)
Don't miss the SOF Story from Quarantine Video and SOFspot Podcast that we've also released on this topic! Forty years ago this month, the US launched Operation Eagle Claw to rescue 52 US Embassy personnel held hostage in Iran. The mission failed for a host of reasons and cost the lives of eight … Read more about Reflecting with Ranger Rick: Operation Eagle Claw
Obviously the world has changed a lot in the past couple of months. The Coronavirus Pandemic is a serious situation that will undoubtedly have long term impacts on our world and the way we all live. Our Foundation is, at its core, a community--and we truly value everyone in it across the … Read more about Staying Focused through the Pandemic
In the words of our newest employee, Ranae Grehl: “This has been a whirlwind.” Along with the rest of the world, we’re closely monitoring the COVID 19 pandemic while still trying to maintain whatever sense of normalcy that we can. But as we’re sure most people understand--it hasn’t been business … Read more about Attempting Normalcy during a Tumultuous Week