We are in search of Special Operations service members who hold themselves to a high
standard of core values, guiding principles, and work ethic. We recruit on a rolling basis
those military professionals who are, ideally, 12-15 months out from their separation or
retirement. We search out those who are enthusiastic about enriching the transition
experience of their Teammates.
There are no formal educational prerequisites, however, the educational experience is
approximately 3 months/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.
Applicants go through a thorough review process. This involves submitting strong character recommendations, a detailed resume, and completing an admissions interview with a campus Program Director. Finally, application packages will undergo examination by the
SOF Advisory Board.
Upon admission into THF, Fellows will immediately be given multiple assessments i.e. vocational, personality, strengths, and THF’s own Transition Readiness Assessment. These assessments inspire Fellows to ask better questions and are integral to ensuring the program is identifying and meeting Fellows’ goals, helping us tailor the program to the unique population we serve.
Before you create a single resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile, you must first get comfortable being uncomfortable. We have created a unique and engaging method to get our Fellows talking about themselves and their unique military experience. In order to develop an effective personal narrative, 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 effectively translate and communicate the unique skills of 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. The capstone for this phase is a Mock Interview night.
The third phase of the THF Program brings together what you have learned from Phases 1 and 2 and puts your skills to practice. During this phase, Fellows will attend a “Trek” to various companies to experience their organization and culture first-hand. Fellows will also present on their personal Transition Strategy and end the phase with Graduation!
Since our founding in 2014, THF has built and designed a “network of networks” – an extensive, 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. Additionally, Fellows will have access to the rapidly growing Alumni network and all THF resources -- 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.”