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SDVoyager Features THF Programs Director Michael Higgs

“My ego and pride always kept me over the course of my life from asking for help, although I was always quick to give it. Transition from the SEAL Teams, from having this huge, amazing team of dedicated people around you to just the opposite was a struggle, but it was a struggle that I created. As I look back, I have always been surrounded by those same people in all aspects of my life, I just hadn’t embraced it.”

Read his full story HERE!

THF Alumni Bob Newman Featured in The BLAST

“Throughout this process, walking through countless challenges, I felt re-invigorated with purpose. I was rediscovering myself, finding my post-retirement ‘new normal.’ I viewed the process as sharpening the sword.”

The Fall 2020 edition of The BLAST features the transition story of Bob Newman — former Navy SEAL, THF Alumni and current CEO of Victory Strategies. Flip to page 16 to read the full article.


9/11 Ten-Peak Challenge

On September 11, 2020, three THF Alumni will challenge their mental and physical limits to honor all lives impacted from 9/11 by completing a grueling 52.4-mile hike in 24 hours across Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California.

100% of donations will support The Honor Foundation and the expansion of physical and virtual campuses to reach more Special Operations members across the nation. Your donation is an opportunity to support our heroes and their families. 

Visit the link below to donate today or start a fundraising campaign of your own. Thank you!

THF on The Victory Podcast

Life. Leadership. Journey. Join Jacob Werksman, host of The Victory Podcast, for an hour of storytelling and reflection with THF CEO Matt Stevens. 

Listen to Matt’s interview (Episode 18) by visiting the link below!

THF on High Performance Pathways Podcast

Listen to a podcast interview with Court Whitman, and his featured guest, THF CEO Matt Stevens. 

“High Performance Pathways is a purpose-built and specially selected collection of someone’s experience as they discuss how they understand, chase & discover high performance in their life. This content is collected during a One-on-One interview and then shared with you. Why? Because I believe everyone has a different pathway to high performance. And hearing about the paths that other professional’s have journeyed along is informative and inspiring.”

Visit the link to listen to the full interview and be sure to follow Court and the podcast for more insightful and inspirational stories.

The Honor Journal: Summer 2019

We’re excited to publish The Honor Journal:  highlights, news and updates from The Honor Foundation! In this issue, read a message from Matt Stevens, CEO; meet new members of our Board of Directors and team; learn more about our program, recent company visits and our Freedom Project; and celebrate Fellow Success Stories and our 5-Year Anniversary. 





Welcome Letter from Matt Stevens

Having served as a Navy SEAL for several decades, I’ve had the honor and privilege to serve alongside the absolute finest men and women on the planet. My heart and soul has, and always will, be in service to the Special Operation Forces (SOF) community. In that vein, I’m humbled to announce that I have accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Honor Foundation (THF).

When I first encountered THF in 2016, I knew this organization would have a lasting impact on the SOF community transitioning from military service to the private sector. After joining the inaugural class at THF’s Virginia Beach Campus as a student, my journey with THF has come full circle:  from Fellow, to Alumni, to President of the SOF Advisory Board, to a member of the Board of Directors and now as the CEO.

In the past three years, I’ve watched THF thrive — from one campus to four; from a staff of three to 15; to an exponential growth in Fellows, Coaches, Mentors, and Employer Partners. I’ve experienced numerous graduations, witnessed breakthrough moments with Fellows on their transition journey and experienced first-hand the power that this Program can have on not just individuals but on their families. The dedication of the team behind the scenes is inspiring — going way beyond the call of duty to help each Fellow find their “True North”.

As we celebrate the 5-Year Anniversary of THF in June, we’re experiencing our own transition as we continue our journey to impact the lives of the entire SOF community. I am a believer in THF and its unique process. I welcome you all to join us as we write the next chapter in defining what it means to serve others with honor, for life, so their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world.

With deep respect,

Matt Stevens
Chief Executive Officer
The Honor Foundation