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,
Chief Executive Officer
The Honor Foundation