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Jason Hunt

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 42, THFv

The Honor Foundation program is outstanding. You get to reinvent yourself, find out who you really are and then focus…and they show you how to do that.

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William West

U.S. Army Green Beret
Fort Bragg, Group 50

I can’t imagine where I would be without this program. The resources put into us we’re nothing short of incredible. The skills I’ve learned I will use for the rest of my life. I am going into retirement much clearer headed about what I want and how to achieve it.

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Luis Mejia

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 33, Camp Lejeune

“Coming into The Honor Foundation…it helps mold you into what you’re expecting to be, what you’re wanting to do. It shows you what your interests are, it shows you what your dislikes are – it makes you marketable.”

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Kat Cox

U.S. Navy
Group 34, Virginia Beach

…being able to use those skills that I was able to identify in The Honor Foundation, helped me really propel forward in my civilian job in a way that I did not ever see myself being able to do it.

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Chris Bannister

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 40

Making the time for THF’s program was the best decision I made during my transition and I am forever grateful for the opportunity.

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Derek Clayton

U.S. Army Green Beret
Fort Bragg, Group 44

The Honor Foundation has been an instrumental part of my transition. Through expert coaching, education and a staff that truly cares about the success of the soldier, I have been able to translate military success into marketable skills. THF also changed my perception of what a SOF soldier can offer multiple corporate sectors outside of the military.

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Adam Rabon

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 52, Virginia Beach

Inundated with ideas, as many of us are, The Honor Foundation helped to focus my thoughts into a clear roadmap for the future that aligned with my preferences and values. Through the THF process and staff inputs, I began to fully understand what was important to me and find my next niche where I can be impactful and feel fulfilled. Equally as important was learning how to leverage and market my strengths and experiences to civilian employers so that we can grow and improve together. Huge thanks to The Honor Foundation staff, coaches, and partners for investing their time, energy, and expertise into each and every fellow!

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Lance Downer

U.S. Army Green Beret
Fort Bragg, Group 50

The Honor Foundation has had a great impact on my transition. I feel it has better prepared me to transition from the military to the civilian sector. The skills and resources it has provided me has increased my confidence as well as my overall mindset on transition.

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Kyle Haire

U.S Marine Corps
Group 52, Virginia Beach

Quite frankly, I don’t know where I would be without The Honor Foundation. The passion, compassion, and dedication displayed throughout the enterprise is inspiring. In each and every deliberate encounter in each phase, their team provide you the opportunity to dig deep inside the depths of your soul, in order to determine what actually drives you. The product produced after twelve weeks is nearly unrecognizable from day one. Today, I find myself confident in my ability to clearly articulate my value, my purpose, and my capability. After each phase I generated momentum, discovered my Tribe, and found my purpose. The success I obtain in my transition will be primarily in part due to the professional team at The Honor Foundation. I am remarkably and forever thankful. Matt Stevens has assembled an incredible team conducting a noble mission.

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Scotty McCune

U.S. Army
Fort Bragg, Group 44

The Honor Foundation was the hands-down game-changer for me in my transition. Everybody I know that is preparing for transition, I intensely recommend them to THF. When I started the program, I had no idea of what to expect, and I really thought that I had Military-to-Civilian transition figured out as much as I needed to. I had the confidence to do it but lacked awareness for the things I should be thinking about. The personal coach that I was assigned was a key part of the process and remains a mentor and confidant six months after I graduated. There are companies and people out there that highly value the work ethic and expertise of our SOF people. And finding the next mission can be an easy-button move to the first company that knocks on the door. But the THF formula prepares us (SOF vets) to think and prepare to make better, informed, and impactful decisions. The THF program and its people are first class. I am indebted to THF for the absolute treasures it provided and I will seek to pay that forward by extending my good fortune my other brothers and sisters that deserve to transition well; for themselves, for their families and for the other warriors following behind them

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Shawn Laliberte

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 45, San Diego

Having served in the Marine Corps for almost 16 years, spending over ten of those in Marine Special Operations, I was eager to discover the next step in my life. But I was nervous about what I was going to do. In all honesty, I had no idea what it was that I wanted to do other than to be some sort of entrepreneur.

I had heard from a lot of my peers about THF and how great it had been. Mostly they described it as a great place to network and meet awesome people. That was the understatement of the century. During my three months as a fellow, I met peers, coaches, mentors, and professionals that overwhelmed my expectations. I remember being blown away on the first night of the cohort when I met many of the people that I would be working with. Before a single lesson ever occurred, I identified two things. One, I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Two, I had made an incredibly positive life-changing decision.

And the THF followed through on every promise that they made to us. They taught us valuable skills through their passionate involvement and ability to be vulnerable in a room full of strangers. It was a masterclass of ‘lead by example’ that I hope to emulate for the rest of my career. The greatest gift that I received from the Honor Foundation, however, was direction. And through that I found purpose, something that I had not previously understood the value of. When I came to understand my purpose, as I defined it, I was able to figure out where to go next and do so with the confidence that only someone who understands their value can do.

I do not think that the staff of THF understand the value of what they provide to their fellows, and later their alumni. They take a group of people whom they have never met and give them such powerful tools. My life, both personal and professional, has already been impacted in such an incredible way by the things that I learned and the people who taught me at the THF. All that I can say is thank you. And I hope that I can continue to be a member of the THF family for many years to come.

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Patrick Molloy

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

Having been to college and had a career prior to the Navy, I thought I was well ahead of the game prior to THF (I was even a bit skeptical if the program would help). I quickly realized that my methods for obtaining employment were outdated, and I needed to show up and pay attention at every class. It is a sizeable time commitment but well worth every second, and you’re only going to get out of the program what you put into it (and the staff works with you if you cannot make it). I highly recommend the program to all eligible personnel, go apply now!

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Mike Dennison

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

My experience at THF was absolutely life changing. The team at THF has helped me to understand my worth outside of the military and just how open my opportunities will be once I complete my retirement. They have also helped me reconnect with the socialable person I used to be through the networking and storytelling events. I cannot thank them enough.

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John Brown

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

Success is just beyond the door. The THF staff, coaches, and guest speakers phenomenally led us on a journey of discovery, finding the elusive WHY, learning to market our skills and talents, and find our place in a strange new world. Success is just beyond the door. THF offers a proven roadmap to finding the key to open the door and the confidence to walk through. I encourage others to spend the time, do the work and reap the benefits The Honor Foundation provides.

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Pieter de Swart

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

I cannot speak highly enough about this program! While the whole course was extremely beneficial, I really enjoyed (and needed) Phase 1. Diving deep into my “Why?” and past experiences was an incredible journey. In addition, the Virginia Beach staff was top notch and could not have been more supportive during a very difficult month in my life. If you have the chance, do THF!

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Alfred Williams

U.S. Army
Fort Bragg, Group 50

I really appreciated the team working with me even though I was within a 4 month window from retirement, still had some responsibilities at work, and took on too many projects based on all the other DoD and VA medical requirements/appointments.

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Jonah Avillanoza

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

One of the most life changing, programs I’ve had the pleasure of going through. THF gives Operators a perspective of opportunities outside of DOD contracts and “safe” jobs we’re used to where we can still thrive and be absolutely relative and crush expectations. THF made me feel like somebody actually cared about me for the first time in a long time. Thank you all and God Bless you all!

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Andrew Heymann

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

The Honor Foundation is an absolute must for SOF members transitioning out of the military. It doesn’t matter where you are in your military transition or how solidified your post-military plans are, THF will help you build conviction in your personal brand and give you the tools to succeed in any industry.

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Matt Bruskin

U.S. Navy
Group 52, Virginia Beach

THF is an exceptional program led by unbelievable people. I entered THF nervous about my transition and with no idea what career path to pursue. I finished THF confident and prepared to enter the civilian workforce, and with a clear sight picture for what will be next for me.

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Seth Krummrich

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 51, THFv

Phenomenal program! This is a MUST for any transitioning SOF teammate. It sets your transition plan and makes sure you are best postured to make the change from Active Duty to the civilian world. The coursework is great, their network reach is deep, and your self development will prove vital to a successful transition. Thank you THF! I look forward to helping future THF participants in the future.

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Brandon Knight

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

An amazing experience from being to end. Allowing you to grow out of your military shell and develop into any path that you may choose. An amazing set of lessons learned thanks to the THF staff and coaches. Would recommend to any service member in transition.

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David Handy

U.S Marine Corps
Group 48, San Diego

More than just a series of classes, THF is comprised of a dedicated team of talented staff, world class coaches, competitive companies and great Americans donating their time, knowledge, resources, guidance and advice. This process helped me define a meaningful path and build the confidence and tools to articulate my experience, value, wants and needs. Attending was absolutely the best decision I could have made in preparing for transition.

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Mick Wilson

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

Unbelievable program and resources! I’ve been aware of and around THF since 2016 and it exceeded my expectations as a cohort member! Really appreciate the staff’s professionalism, dedication, and hard work and all the donors for funding the program. Above and beyond in every category.

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Jeff Rice

U.S Marine Corps
Group 48, San Diego

I would like to thank all of THF staff for their hard work and dedication to each Fellow, and for assisting us with our transition. I can honestly say I am in a better place than I was three months ago, and feel more confident about my next career path. The coaching, networking and cups of coffee helped prepare me for my future endeavors. Thank you for continuing to make a difference in each fellow’s transition!

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Cody Wilps

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 48, San Diego

I came into this program not really knowing what to expect. I was surprised on how much I actually learned. It wasn’t all about resumes, interviews, and how to get hired. For me it was self discovery and finding a career path that would truly make me feel fulfilled with life.

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Ian Hanes

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

THF is the gold standard for transition programs – period. The THF experience forces you to take a much needed pause to prepare for and execute your new mission of successfully entering life after the military. The THF staff, coaches, and Fellows are there to help you every step of the way. Each of the classes, guest speakers, and networking engagements are thoughtfully timed and curated to provide an extremely practical and relevant toolset for navigating the transition. THF is a community and family I will continue to serve beyond graduation night.

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Brian Sauerhage

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

The THF experience has really helped reinforce that having a process for transition is key to success. The process delivered by THF works.

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Krishna Hayden

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

THF has been a huge help as I transition from 20+ years of military service. The most daunting task has been to figure out what I want to do next. THF helped guide my self discovery and opened doors I had no idea existed. Thank you to my coach, THF staff and the donors that made this exemplary transition program a possibility!

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Joshua McCandless

U.S. Navy
Group 48, San Diego

THF has been an amazing experience. I went from being confused and nervous about the future to having a really good understanding of not only what I want to do but who I want to be outside of the military. In my opinion, THF should be mandatory from transitioning special operators. Thanks THF!

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Jordan Ames

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 51, THFv

The Honor Foundation is a team of dedicated professionals not only seeking to help transitioning SOF members find a “dream” job but also peeling back these often battle-hardened individuals and helping them understand the supreme intangible qualities each of them possess. They have built a tremendous network founded on giving. They make every fellow’s desires as their personal mission to accomplish. They are growing a global network of top talent capable of leading the world into the future and I am humbled to be part of their team.

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Raye Perez

U.S. Army Ranger
Group 37, THFv

THF is the gold standard of transition assistance. My MBA made me familiar with business structure and purpose, but THF re-familiarized me with me. After years of carrying a gun I still found myself trying to pivot on what I did and not why I did it. If you performed in SOF, you owe yourself the time to trust THF with creating a space to weaponize what you already have inside, to get where you may not even know about YET!

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Katrina Nietsch

U.S. Navy
Group 38, San Diego

THF is an invaluable resource for all of those service members that are pursuing a successful transition. This institute is radically distinctive in comparison to other transition programs in that it is customized to the individual to uniquely inspire not only personal and professional change but also profound positive self-awareness. The curriculum is designed to really allow you to reflect, learn, network, and learn about your ‘why.’ Lean into the process and trust it, get comfortable being uncomfortable, and take advantage of the vast amount of people that are in your corner and willing to help you and fight for you. NSF funds a fantastic program that promises the SOF community a bright future after service members hang up their uniform and adapt their skill set for the civilian world.

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Luis Mejia

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 33, Camp Lejeune

I could not be happier with my next career path and most of all I could not have done it without the hard work and dedication that you guys put in day in and day out for us SOF veterans. Thanks again, super proud to call myself an alum and have continued to push people to THF.

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Ryan Bauernschmidt

U.S. Air Force
Group 36, THFv

THF gave me more than I could ever repay in the form of a proven process to effectively translate my military and government service, find out what truly drives me, create a network (the right way) that values and desires this drive, and set the right course for transition.

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Carlos Lopez

U.S. Navy
Group 39, Virginia Beach

I would highly recommend The Honor Foundation to anyone and everyone that is transitioning from the special operations community. From the special guests that they have each class and networking opportunity to the coaches. Top notch! THF is definitely more than I expected. I was able to translate my military experience into civilian language. Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for The Honor Foundation. This course helped me revive my dream of opening up my own business. I know with the help of some of the people I met here, it will be a great success.

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Mary Kate Soliva

U.S. Army
Group 37, THFv

The Honor Foundation helped me overcome my fear and anxiety about leaving the military in the midst of a pandemic. I have tried various transitioning programs but none brought as much diversity and experience as The Honor Foundation. You did not just write our resumes for us, but guided us. You did not tell us what we would be good at, but introduced us to a vast network from various industries for us to explore. I can understand why our book is called Bearings, because THF truly is a compass. You gave us all the materials and tools to be successful and left it up to us to design our blueprint.

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Kevin Murphy

U.S. Navy
Group 34, Virginia Beach

Throughout our time in the service, we have learned that there are no shortcuts to success. We also know it takes teamwork to solve complex problems and complete the mission. Transitioning out of the greatest military on earth is not easy, and it takes a talented team of experts to guide us through that process. Entrepreneur Grant Cardone states, “Success isn’t something that happens to you; it happens because of you and the actions you take.” I would agree, and THF will show you that “A successful transition isn’t something that just happens to you; it happens because of you and the actions you take.” Signing up for THF is the first step in ensuring that your transition is successful. Transitioning service members should never feel like they must “settle” for whatever job comes their way. Whether you have served six years, twenty-six years, or more, THF provides transitioning service members the tools they need to create the life they want to live. Upon graduation, the network and support are still there to provide follow-up advice and guidance. THF World Class product starts with the incredibly talented staff who facilitate and coordinate top-notch instruction, accomplished guest speakers, gifted coaches, a diverse network of alumni, self-less volunteers, and caring leaders from the business community. The knowledge I gained and learning from my cohorts’ experiences has undoubtedly better prepared me for the mission to successfully transition.

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Mark Widmer

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 37, THFv

The Honor Foundation is the perfect signal to wake us from our dream of service. It stands as the vital passageway of transformation that reassures us as we evolve from the warrior stage. It shows us how we are different as a result of following our calling and guides us to discovering the value that each of us brings to the world around us.

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Charles Peterson

U.S. Army
Group 37, THFv

I can say with 100% certainty, if not for The Honor Foundation and their incredible program for Special Operations Forces service members and enablers, I would be floundering right now in my military transition. Instead, I am thriving in my job search, making important industry connections, and have an alumni network prepared to support me for life all because THF believed in me. Thank you. I can’t wait to help others as you have helped me.

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Fred Soule

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 17, San Diego

Like everything, your THF cohort will go faster than expected , but the networks and relationships you build will last a long time. So network hard, take full advantage, reach out to people, and develop strong relationships that will follow you through your next career.

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Carl Cringle

U.S. Navy
Group 34, Virginia Beach

The Honor Foundation gives you all the tools needed to be successful in your transition. It’s up to the individual to put in the time and effort and use those tools to give themselves the best chance for a successful transition. I came into THF feeling unprepared for my transition to the civilian world. By the time we graduated, I felt prepared to introduce myself and give someone a quick snapshot of who I am, what kind of work I’m looking for, and what value I’d bring to any organization. Also, I have a resume and LinkedIn page that is easy to read and accurately reflects my time in the military.

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Michael Curtis

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 34, Virginia Beach

My experience going through The Honor Foundation was phenomenal and really had a major impact on the success I have had in my post military transition thus far. The staff at THF truly believes in their mission, and is dedicated to helping each and every candidate successfully transition to their next journey in life. Embrace the process as you go through the program and realize that its ok to not know exactly what it is you want to do. The staff at THF as well as those who graciously volunteer their time are there to help you be successful in whatever it is you decide to do next. Own your transition!

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Justin Kalina

U.S. Navy
Group 34, Virginia Beach

The Honor Foundation expertly picks apart the job search experience and gives you the tools to navigate the transition to civilian employment. The staff at THF are second to none and always there to help you through transition topics, both during and well after the cohort has concluded.

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Cole Johns

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 20, THFv

THF taught me how to interpret my military experience and leverage my skills in order to secure a job that I otherwise would not have realized I was qualified for. After I graduated, I found myself teaching other transitioning veterans the invaluable skills I learned in THF. THF was vital to my success. If a promotion or a new opportunity arises, I can rely on The Honor Foundation staff and Alumni network to support me with the same passion and dedication that I experienced during my first transition out of the military.

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Daniel Carlson

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 32, THFv

I want to reiterate how transformative THF was for me. I was not confident in what I was going to do post marine corps before I came through and now I have little doubt I will be successful. I cannot say enough about it and have directed some of my guys who are getting out to your program.

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Brad Moses

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 36, THFv

After 25 years of service, with 20 in Special Operations, my family and I have made the choice to transition out of federal service. I have been provided with the opportunity to enter The Honor Foundation’s transition program. This program is an absolute must for any SOF professional who wants to actively navigate their transition. The Team concept that made us so successful in Service is the THF cornerstone in building and discovering your future potential.

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Joshua Segal

U.S. Navy
Group 32, THFv

Honor Foundation gave me exactly what I needed, but was not yet able to see.

Victoria Carr

Victoria Carr

U.S Marine Corps
Group 29, Camp Lejeune

THF reinforces your self worth during your transition, giving you the tools to achieve what you deserve after your time in service.

Ryan Duhon

Ryan Duhon

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics
Group 28, THFv

The Honor Foundation has afforded me a multitude of opportunities. Not only has it given me the skill sets to network effectively, communicate my military experiences to corporate America, and meet with experienced coaches and mentors, it has really built my confidence to go out and look for a career that will best suit my abilities while being an asset to a company. The amount of time dedicated between The Honor Foundation, its mentors and coaches, and myself and my fellows are hours well spent, and cannot be replaced by any book, video or 2-day course. I highly recommend and commend The Honor Foundation for providing a solid foundation for the SOCOM community as we transition from Active Duty to Veteran.

Vic Ramirez

Vic Ramirez

U.S. Navy
Group 26, San Diego

THF gave me the tools, networking opportunities, and confidence to make the transition to a new, meaningful career.

Cole Hough

Cole Hough

U.S. Army Ranger
Group 32, THFv

I never thought I would meet a team of people who are so involved in my future and success. I have been connected with a community that will do anything to help me figure out what’s next and find a path to get there. I have learned so many valuable skills that have taken the fear out of my transition. I am truly grateful for the experience and don’t know how I could ever repay The Honor Foundation.

Ariana Pybus

Ariana Pybus

U.S. Navy
Group 16, Virginia Beach

The Honor Foundation was crucial to my successful transition. More than prepping a resume, teaching interview skills, and helping build networks, THF distinguishes itself from any other transition program out there by placing focus on introspection and finding your WHY. THF knows that seeking fulfillment in your next career beyond the military is best started by understanding yourself and your passions first.

Guy Smith

Guy Smith

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 15, San Diego

I went through a rough transition, but THF provided me with the tools, mentorship, and guidance to succeed beyond my wildest dreams. Hands down one of the best decisions I could have made for the future of my family and for myself.

Gil Barrera

Gil Barrera

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 28, THFv

In the SPECOPS community, we are taught to never make a promise you cannot keep; THF delivered on all of theirs!

Stephen Grabinski

Stephen Grabinski

U.S. Army Ranger
Group 32, THFv

THF is an amazing support system that truly helps you to realize your potential, and hone in your skill set while transitioning out of the military. I have been able to network effectively, get advice from resume assistance to compensation, and be surrounded by a genuine, wonderful community that cares about my success.

Garret Harrell

Garret Harrell

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 25, Camp Lejeune

My greatest fear prior to starting the fellowship was really understanding the future opportunities I’d have post-retirement and the difficulty in choosing. The Honor Foundation turned that fear into excitement. I’m not only excited about the options to come, but I’m better equipped to do so. The dynamic which takes place between the fellows, mentors, and coaches is like no other. It’s encyclopedic in knowledge and life-changing. To have this resource available to you and not take advantage of it is a travesty. I can’t advocate for the fellowship enough. If you’re transitioning from the SOF community, The Honor Foundation is your first step towards success. I highly recommend you take it!

Joe Fischer

Joe Fischer

U.S. Navy
Group 17, San Diego

My ‘why’ is to provide the people around me the things they need to succeed. When they succeed, I succeed. THF truly helped me succeed by providing me the tools which supported a great transition!

Matt Curran

Matt Curran

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 11, San Diego

THF creates an environment skillfully designed to uncover what truly drives us, our “Why”. It then provides opportunities to combine our purpose with experience gained throughout our careers – Inspiring a confident and enthusiastic transition forward into the next chapter of life knowing we will be successful regardless the climb and place.

Ivan Torres

Ivan Torres

U.S. Navy
Group 14, Virginia Beach

THF provides the information and resources to enable its Fellows to unlock their post military potential.

Paul Hutchings

Paul Hutchings

U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation, member of Task Force 160
Group 24, THFv

The THF has been an awesome opportunity to go through the transition experience with SOF warriors of like mind. I highly recommend this program to all of those who want to get the most of their change of mission and next chapter!

Aaron Schwartz

Aaron Schwartz

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 18, Camp Lejeune

For 20 years I was surrounded by teammates who would sacrifice everything for each other ensuring each other’s success. THF provides that same level of commitment and community while transitioning from the service.

Aaron Maben

Aaron Maben

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 13, San Diego

THF welcomed me as their own, even as a virtual student, while inspiring me to pursue a career that exceeds my expectations and giving me the resources to obtain it.

Kristen Murdock

Kristen Murdock

U.S. Navy
Group 10, Virginia Beach

Through my time with THF, I learned how to find my why, tell my story, and be open to every opportunity came my way.

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John Faatz

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 28, THFv

Deciding to retire after almost 29 years of service, 23 of which I spent in Special Operations, was a daunting decision. Seeing the conventional resources available to me was humbling and made me feel even more alone as I ventured into transition. I didn’t know how to reinvent myself from SOF warrior to civilian. I felt lost and forgotten yet gifted with years of tremendous experience and skills. I just didn’t know how to verbalize or apply those traits as I began transition. I understood my identity as a Special Operations Soldier, but I didn’t know who I would become after retirement. Then a friend reached out to me to tell me about his experience with The Honor Foundation, and I found a glimmer of hope. I’ve gained so much value since beginning the Virtual Online Cohort — a sense of purpose; camaraderie with other transitioning SOF personnel; the ability to define in context who I’ve become over my career in SOF so that I understand where I’m going after transition – My Why, How and What; understanding personal and professional concepts that I haven’t yet been challenged with, but I know will make me the refined individual my future civilian employer is looking for. THF is providing me with the unconventional approach to problem solving we’re all accustomed to in SOF. If you’re transitioning in the next 24 months, or have recently transitioned, I highly recommend you seek out the opportunity THF offers to help you transition with the best possible resources available. I’m already recommending this program to those inside of my circle of influence. I recommend you do the same.

Andrew Christian

Andrew Christian

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 13, San Diego

THF was a game changer for me. I was super impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the “network” of business leaders they have created to support transitioning SOF.

Joe Hudak

Joe Hudak

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 13, San Diego

I’m extremely grateful to THF for providing me a way to translate my SOF career into a successful career in the civilian business world!

Anthony Rivera

Anthony Rivera

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 6, San Diego

THF bridges the networking gap that Special Operations veterans do not have the time to manage, and perfect, while on active duty. Without THF this talent pool would have no other professional options other than the government contracting world. THF provides options and limitless opportunity!

Zach Peters

Zach Peters

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 15, San Diego

The Honor Foundation provides the necessary polish to skills every SOF operator has. Through a stellar education and a world class team of mentors THF allows for self discovery and opens doors to an amazing next chapter.

Emily Adams

Emily Adams

U.S. Navy
Group 24, THFv

THF challenges you look inward to the corners of oneself, to draw out purpose. This new-found meaning becomes the drumbeat of your extraordinary journey through THF’s vast amount of useful transition tools and helps connect you to THF’s inspired networks of experts and coaches. Advice to future Fellows: your military record can tell you what you did, but it can’t tell you who you are. Look beyond your job titles to find your strengths; then relentlessly seek ways to use them.

Tres Smith

Tres Smith

U.S Marine Corps
Group 15, San Diego

Our greatest strength as military service members is to be given a task across a broad spectrum of responsibilities and to simply make it happen, successfully! Unfortunately the ability to translate that skill and adapt a mindset from knowing I can accomplish a job to finding a job I was truly interested in was my greatest challenge in transitioning. The Honor foundation provided me the tools, the resources, the personal and professional coaching that brought clarity to my next chapter in gaining the understanding of my professional strengths and identifying the types of job opportunities I was interested in, not simply adept at accomplishing. There is no greater confidence than knowing with certainty, your strengths, your weaknesses and how they align with the job opportunities you are pursuing. Thank you Honor Foundation!

Zach Keating

Zach Keating

U.S. Navy
Group 13, San Diego

THF provided the opportunity to go through military transition as part of a team, leveraging this essential quality in all of us to succeed.

Keith Kallio

Keith Kallio

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 11, San Diego

I have had the opportunity to thrive in my new role. THF enhances what I already had. Leaders in my business have remarked about the professionalism I exhibit; both during the interview process and in day to day work habits. THF helped prepare me for what came next.

Michael Halterman

Michael Halterman

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 15, San Diego

The Honor Foundation provides access to curated networks and Tribes of Coaches, Mentors and Faculty with decades of business acumen. The Tribes teach, guide and mentor Special Operators through the transition process and enable them to realize their true potential.

James McLanahan

James McLanahan

U.S. Army Green Beret
Group 15, San Diego

The Honor Foundation was something I had hoped to use as a springboard to starting my new career outside of Special Forces. They ahve taught and continue to train me to be a better employee, leader and husband. I would not be doing what I am doing now were it not for them. At The Honor Foundation a spark of curiousity in growth set fire to my days. The other day I asked a coach to meet for a cup of coffee. He had excitement in his eyes because I told him I got a job in sales and he knew he could help. After every class my wife has to tell me, “It’s past our bedtime.” She is kept up by stories about these amazing presenters who came to teach us. Who would not agree that their best work was done because they loved it. The people at The Honor Foundation love it. My favorite thing about The Honor Foundation is the tools we receive here, we have to earn.

Calum Belden

Calum Belden

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 13, San Diego

While going through The Honor Foundation I discovered my why as “To empower others to achieve success through teamwork, mutual respect, and quality of character”. I can’t think of a better landing spot than Figure to allow me to continue executing my why. I am grateful for the many opportunities that THF provided for me and the other fellows, and look forward to supporting new fellows and alumni in any way possible.

Eric Kasmire

Eric Kasmire

U.S. Marine Raider
Group 11, San Diego

The THF experience helped prepare me for a difficult transition from wearing the uniform to life as a civilian. I didn’t nail it perfectly with the first job but I am now in the right career, working with the right people and most importantly, loving what I do.

Larry Lacefield

Larry Lacefield

U.S. Navy
Group 11, San Diego

THF provided the candid feedback, direction and guidance needed to be successful in the next chapter.

Ross Leeberg

Ross Leeberg

U.S. Navy SWCC
Group 10, Virginia Beach

My transition arrived very abruptly, and I was confused and unsure. THF guided and prepared me to make myself and my family succeed.

Kevin Stark

Kevin Stark

U.S. Navy
Group 16, Virginia Beach

Many times you will hear the staff reminding you to “trust the process”. Keep in mind that the process is different for everyone and there is no one cookie cutter solution. The important thing is to invest in yourself. We all come from team environments where we put the mission and others first. This is great when the mission is given to you. In our next adventure, we choose the mission. Take the opportunity to look inward and solidify what your values are and how they will guide your decisions moving forward.