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Message from the CEO: 20th Anniversary of 9/11

I am a warfighter, father, husband, friend, brother, and survivor of the longest war in US history.  I spent twenty years in service to this great nation.  I missed most of my three children’s milestones, while my wife unselfishly carried the enormous weight of their routines and activities, as well as the daily emotional ups and downs that come with that, until I retired 18 months ago.  These last few weeks, the highly visible and poorly led withdrawal from Afghanistan has left me confused, angry, sad.  I am enraged watching my military brothers die needlessly.  My emotions mirror the ones I experienced when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 occurred. I wrote a piece reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. This is not that piece. I had to start over. Read More >

Message from Our CEO: On The Shoulders of Giants

Teammates and friends, I am humbled and fully aware that I am standing on the shoulders of giants as I accept the role of Chief Executive Officer at the SEAL Future Foundation. This organization and the great team are a blessing to me and the countless other warriors they serve. The SFF remains fully committed to our mission: To provide Navy SEALs a foundation that supports their well-being, education and career to continue a life of service within their communities. Read More >

Message from Our CEO: Final Letter

It has been one of my greatest honors to serve as the CEO of the SEAL Future Foundation. I want to express my gratitude to everyone I served alongside with this last decade, we are only here because of your support and the collective effort behind our mission. I want to especially thank my wife and my family for helping build out this amazing nonprofit. I could not have done any of this without the love, support and guidance you have given me along the way, I love you! Today I write to inform the SFF Family that I have officially turned over my position as CEO to Ty Bathurst who has taken command of the SFF. I will continue to serve as Board Chairman, focusing my efforts on the health and wellness pillar of our organization. Ty retired from the military last February after 21 years as a SEAL and since that time has served as the Chief Engagement Officer of the SFF, leading our external community relations effort. I have no doubt that under his leadership the SFF will continue to thrive and reach higher grounds in support of the men and their families we serve. As I reflect back on this organization’s first ten years I am just astonished and amazed by how far we have come. There were countless highs and just as many lows but we always pushed through because we could not fail – our teammates were relying on us. Thank you for those who trusted us in the early years and helped us start this nonprofit. Thank you to those who helped us grow into a “community for the community” and finally thank you all for making this so much more than a nonprofit, you have made this a family. Read More >