Our Fellows are senior Non-Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Officers from Green Beret, SEAL, Delta Force, 75th Ranger Regiment, Marine Corps Special Operations and Air Force Special Operations units. They are the military’s pro athletes with special skills and advanced degrees, ready to find the right career. SOTF provides coaching and connections to help Special Operations veterans identify, prepare and execute a personal marketing plan. We also provide unique interactive opportunities for C-Suite executives to meet and explore opportunities in small venues.
The Special Operators Transition Foundation (SOTF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans transition from the military into their next successful career.
What began with a simple question in a dinner conversation between four senior executives and Rob O’Neill, the U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden, “What are you going to do next?” has evolved into a four phase program that curates the transition experience for Special Operators of all services. Every year since inception we have increased the numbers of Special Operator veterans supported and funds raised.
In 2019, from Boston to San Francisco, 68 Special Operators transitioned into some of our nation’s highest performing companies. For 2020, we had 142 Fellows accepted into the SOTF program. In 2021, we supported 195 Fellows in their transition with Special Operators successfully transitioned into post military careers.
Board of Directors and Founders
Chairman, Head of Global Securities at Canaccord Genuity
Vice Chairman, CIO of Insurance Solutions Group, Apollo Global Management
Treasurer, Founder/CEO, Gallatin Wealth Management
Secretary, Vice President of Sales and Operations, Mohawk
Robert J. O'Neill
At Large / Co-Founder, Leadership Speaker, Former Team Leader at SEAL Team 6
Chief Financial Officer at Cable One
Managing Partner at Blue Rise Ventures
Partner – Senior Advisor at Trivest Partners, Private Equity Group
Digital Sales Leader at Deloitte
Managing Director, Black Powder Partners
Director of Operations, Team North Central, Curative
Keynote Speaker, Former Fighter Pilot, Managing Director at Victory Strategies
Leveraged Finance Director
Co-Founder & Chief Origination Officer at Sixth Street
Director of Programs
Director of Development
Director of Corporate Engagements and Programs
Managing Partner, Atlantic Leadership Group
Director of Information Systems