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2021 SOF for Life Survey Results

SOF for Life is a program that supports SOF and SOF enablers even after their active duty service ends–specifically helping them find meaning and purpose in their civilian lives. It’s a platform of mutually supporting and networked non-governmental programs that enable special operations personnel transitioning from military service to civilian employment. SOF for Life programs …

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Kicking Off My Transition Journey [with Evan Anderson]

 This blog was written by Evan Anderson, a Global SOF Foundation Member who is sharing his experiences and lessons learned as he separates from the U.S. Army. My name is Evan, I have been in the U.S. Army for 12 years. Most recently, I have had the honor of serving in the Special Operations community, …

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SkillBridge Catch-Up with Dennis Moore

So, it’s been a little over a month since I started my internship with GSOF.  The experience I’ve had so far has been outstanding. Since we are currently going through a global pandemic, all of our work is remote and it has made everyone adapt to changes. For example, right now we should be in …

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Meet SkillBridge Intern #4: Dennis Moore

This blog was written by a SkillBridge Intern at the Global SOF Foundation, SFC Dennis Moore. Dennis is retiring from Active Duty Service and working with the Foundation in his last six months of service to better prepare him for his civilian career! — One of the great things that the Army offers when you …

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It’s here! The new Global SOF User Portal

This week, the Global SOF Foundation transitioned to a new Association Management Software (AMS), which is where you will access many SOF for Life features. This isn’t the first time that we’ve changed systems, so we want to be as transparent as possible and tell you why and what impact it will have on YOU: …

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Dependent Indemnity Compensation & Why You Should Know About It!

This blog was written by CDR (Ret) Chuck Neu, former Global SOF Foundation SkillBridge Fellow. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation recipients and non-compensable VA claimants, do you know what Dependent Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is and why it is SO VERY important to your dependents? DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to …

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Getting the Right Disability Compensation for YOU…and your Dependents

VA Disability Compensation Recipients: When was the last time you logged into eBenefits and checked to ensure your dependents appear on your current disability award? I want to start this by saying that I am not an expert in how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) works. I am just a veteran trying to …

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Navigating your VA Benefits: Lessons from Someone Who Messed it Up

This blog was written by COL (Ret) Stuart “Stu” Bradin, the President/CEO of the Global SOF Foundation. Heading into the Unknown When I started my retirement process at USSOCOM I had no idea what to expect. I was stressed out more during this period than at any time in my career – including combat. I …

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The Honor Foundation adds a Virtual Course

The Global SOF Foundation (GSF) jointly hosted the inaugural Modern Warfare Symposium and Expo at the Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg last month. Following the two-day event, we supported a SOF for Life transition seminar hosted by Joe Musselman of The Honor Foundation (THF). I have participated in a few of these, and to be …

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Modern Warfare Symposium: SOF for Life and Looking Forward

The SOF for Life Seminar On Thursday, the exhibit hall of the Modern Warfare Expo had no remaining signs of its 35+ exhibitors and the Symposium room was broken down into smaller meeting rooms for local use. However, the Global SOF team still had a small presence in the Iron Mike Conference Center on Ft. Bragg in …

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