By creating an institution specifically designed to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces
(SOF), THF has been well-defined from the beginning. Every aspect of our program has been
inspired by the way Special Operators work in the field.
Our curriculum focuses on key transitional readiness themes isolated through extensive research
and feedback. It reflects the precise knowledge and experience a Special Operator needs to
navigate any transition throughout his or her career.
We are in search of Special Operators who hold themselves to a high standard of core
values, guiding principles and work ethic. First, we recruit on a rolling basis
those military professionals who are 12-15 months out from their separation or
retirement. Second, we search out those who are enthusiastic about enriching the
transition experience of their Teammates. Lastly, there are no formal educational
prerequisites, however, the educational experience is 15 weeks/120 hours of intense
executive style education, professional development, one-on-one career coaching and
has a strict attendance policy.
The Honor Foundation is not for everyone. Our selection process was co-created by
executives and military leadership from within the U.S. Special Operations Forces
(SOF) community. To ensure we carry on the professional legacy of the SOF community,
we must select candidates based on a strong background of professional achievement,
organizational responsibility, and personal accountability.
THF selects members of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community seeking a
transition program tailored to their skill sets, experiences and competitive
natures. Our program has been specifically designed to serve Special Operators in
transition from a SOF community to their next adventure in the private sector,
extended education or entrepreneurship.
Upon admission into THF, you will immediately take a battery of assessments i.e.
vocational, personality, emotional intelligence, strengths and THF’s own Transition
Readiness Assessment. These are an integral part of our Program’s offerings as they
help determine whether or not everyone's goals are being met. Our assessments
inspire our Fellows to ask better questions and therefore allow us to provide a
truly tailored program for the unique population we serve.
Before you create a single resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile, you must first
get uncomfortable in order to get comfortable. We have created a unique and engaging
method to get our Fellows talking about themselves and their unique military
experience. In order to become an effective communicator of your background, you
must first learn how to answer tough questions about YOU. During this Phase, you
will be inspired to learn about yourself alongside professional coaches and mentors
to guide you through the process.
You cannot begin any new adventure without the proper gear. Your next career
adventure is no different. This phase was created to address a specific need unique
to the Navy SEAL, Marine Raider and broader Special Operations Forces community. We
not only teach our Fellows how to describe their professional work history in an
impactful and safe description on a resume, social media platform or in interviews,
but also how to then utilize these mediums to work for them, never against them.
This phase will also focus on your personal pitch, with the phase ending in a mock
The third phase of the THF Program brings together what you have learned from Phase 1
and 2 and puts your skills to practice. During this phase, Fellows will research
businesses and industries of interest, learn the steps for entrepreneurship, attend
a “Trek” to various companies to experience their organization and culture
first-hand, and end the phase with Graduation!
Since our founding in 2014, THF has built and designed a “network of networks” -- a
collection of names and faces in various industries and positions. Our network is a
strong, carefully chosen group of executives, coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs
and professors, who are truly vested in our Alumni’s future success. Every person
involved with our ecosystem is standing by to produce levels of excellence. In
addition to these individuals, Alumni will have access to all Alumni and THF
connections -- for life. Our Mission is infinite and THF will continue to serve
those who have served us.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”