Why We Serve
"To care for him, who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan."
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
"I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!""
"Not all lives are saved on the battlefield."
"In my life as a soldier and citizen, I have seen time and time again that inaction has dire consequences."
-Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal
"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
"Like the small rubber boat we had in basic SEAL training, it takes a team of good people to get you to your destination in life. You cannot paddle the boat alone."
-Adm. William H. McRaven
How We Are Helping
Treatment of Addiction and Related Conditions
SOC-F feels that our SOF warriors deserve the best treatment for any alcohol or drug use disorders.
Medical/Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Other Cutting-Edge Medical Treatments
Traumatic brain injury ("TBI"), post-traumatic stress ("PTS"), and other combat injuries are experienced by our SOF warriors all too often. Through its first-hand experience, SOC-F has seen this unconventional treatment generate real results.
Family Foundation Workshops
When SOF warriors transition from their military duties to the civilian world, it's a very challenging time for the entire family. Here is how we help them.
The prolonged absence from home usually required by SOF service can strain a warrior's relationship with his children. Here is a proven program that can help them reconnect.
Members of the SOF community sometimes need immediate financial assistance for contingencies that are not covered by the Department of Defense or other sources. Here is how we help.
Intensive Marriage Counseling
The intensity of service in our country's special operations forces, usually involving multiple combat deployments, can take a high toll on a SOF member's marriage. Sometimes intensive, specialized counseling can really help.
Gold Star Kids Camp
Gold Star Kids are children of U.S. armed forces members who lost their lives in military activities. This supportive and positive program, called "The Crossing," can greatly benefit them.
MeRT Treatment for Brain Injuries
MeRT technology uses a suite of medical innovations to uniquely image the brain, identify areas that may not be functioning properly, and, most importantly, treat problematic regions of the brain with the goal of restoring optimal neurological function using non-invasive neuromodulation. MeRT has been used to treat over 500 veterans suffering from PTS and Traumatic […]