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Luis “Lu” Mejia

Luis Mejia was born in Newark, New jersey and raised there for a majority of his childhood. Lu was a multisport athlete since he was young and even played at the collegiate level. Lu attended college at St. Peter’s in Jersey City, N.J., but was not content with his path, so he decided to enlist… Read more »

Daniel Schroeder

Dan Schroeder served in the U.S. Navy for 33 years and retired in November 2021. He spent the majority of his career as a Navy SEAL.  He entered the Navy in September 1988 and attended recruit training at RTC Orlando, Florida.  He then attended Second Class Dive School in Coronado, California.  After serving at several… Read more »

Corey Fossbender

Corey was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised and graduated from high school in Riverside, California. Corey enlisted in the Air Force in 1992 as an Aircraft Armament Technician. He was assigned to Holloman AFB, NM after graduation of technical school and was a Weapons Technician in the F-117 program. In 1995 he volunteered… Read more »

William “Bill” Austin

William “Bill” Austin is a distinguished veteran of the United States Navy who recently retired after 30 years of service as a Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (SWCC).  A native of Smethport, PA, Bill comes from a long line of Navy veterans.  Growing up in a small remote town in northern Pennsylvania laid the foundation for… Read more »

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was born in Wellington, Kansas and was raised and graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas.  He enlisted in the Kansas Army National guard as a Single Channel Radio Operator.  In 1989, Matt was selected to attend the US Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing program in Fort Rucker , Alabama.  He was a… Read more »

MARK MILICICH

Mark Milicich

Mark Milicich served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years and retired in October 2000. He was an Air Traffic Controller and a Combat Controller (CCT). As a CCT, he was assigned to the 1722nd Combat Control Squadron, the 24th Special Tactics Squadron (STS) and the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG). While at… Read more »

Tom Chaby

Captain Tom Chaby built and led dozens of teams as an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years. Throughout his career, Tom spent over 12 years deployed to over 70 countries around the world leading special operations at every level. Shortly after 9/11, Captain Chaby deployed to Afghanistan leading a Task Unit of 50… Read more »

David Gibbs

David grew up in the Inland Empire of Southern California.  On October 1st, 1984, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and his first duty assignment was at 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a Fire Support Specialist. While with the Rangers, David served as a forward observer, as well as a company and battalion-level fire support… Read more »

DOUG LEGAN

Doug Legan

Doug Legan is a transitioning Army officer retiring in September 2017. He spent 17 years in the Special Operations community, and his most recent assignment was the director of a professional development and talent management program for a unique organization in the US Army Special Operations Command. His portfolio included professional development, education opportunities, comprehensive… Read more »

Jeffrey Wright

Jeffrey Wright hails from southern Oklahoma. Born into an Army family he was influenced by a variety of locales both stateside and abroad.  It was through his travels where he developed his since of adventure, appreciation for other cultures and an ear for foreign languages.  In 1984 Jeff joined the Army after high school as… Read more »

Trevor Hough

Trevor Hough retired from the U.S. Army in 2022 after spending most of his career in Special Operations units- including serving at levels ranging from Special Forces Company to commanding a Special Operations Intelligence Brigade.  Trevor started his Army service by enlisting as an Infantryman in 1993 and entered active duty as a Second Lieutenant in… Read more »

Kirk Dooley THF

Kirk Dooley

Kirk Dooley is a graduate of The Honor Foundation and in 2015 retired from the Marine Corps following a 24 year career, the majority of which was spent in the Intelligence or Special Operations communities. A native of Winamac, Indiana, Kirk immediately enlisted following graduation from high school in 1991, and went on to serve… Read more »