Week #1 of my DoD SkillBridge Internship with the Global SOF Foundation (GSF) was a refreshing step into the civilian world. On Day 1 I found myself in my first virtual weekly staff meeting discussing an After-Action Report (AAR) for the Global SOF Symposium that occurred two weeks prior. It was … Read more about Checking in with Chuck: Week 1 of my GSF Internship
This post was written by Stephen Jones, the GSF Director of Partner Relations A year ago, this week, I was attentively listening to my instructor guiding me through to rituals of the Department of Defense (DoD) mandated Transition Assistance Program, or TAP. I felt prepared for my transition … Read more about Skillbridge: The Veteran Internship Program that brought us Steve Jones
If you’re not caught up on Day 1 and Day 2 yet, you should read those first! ---------------------- The final day of this year’s Symposium began bright and early, but with a substantial breakfast to help attendees of the morning’s special sessions wake up. A Government-Only Round Table brought … Read more about 2018 Global SOF Symposium – US: Day 3
Don't start in the middle! Read about Day 1 first. ---------- The first full day of this year’s US Symposium began at 9 AM for most of our attendees, but like most GSF events, we started out with something exclusive for our Corporate Partners. This year we had a special breakfast that included … Read more about 2018 Global SOF Symposium – US: Day 2
Over 450 people representing nearly 30 nations are traveling to Palm Harbor, Florida, for the 4th Annual Global SOF Symposium-US. While the actual Symposium sessions don’t begin until the Tuesday of the week, we’ve realized that many members of the community are typically in town by Monday--so we’ve … Read more about 2018 Global SOF Symposium – US: Day 1
One of the coolest things I get to do in the Global SOF Foundation (GSF) is seeing the development of SOF films. I had no training in cinema, but I do love a good movie-- especially if the movie is based on a true story. Some of the SOF films out there are documentaries and others are full-length … Read more about The Impact of SOF Films on the Community
“What’s so different about the 2018 Global SOF Symposium?” That’s a question I hear regularly. It’s not always a simple answer, especially because every person who asks has their own personal or business goals when they attend any conference or similar event. It’s an important question--we’re all … Read more about What is so different about the 2018 Global SOF Symposium in Tampa?
Special Operations Forces (SOF) are the most elite units of the military, and according to the SOF for Life Survey, they aren't getting the support they need to transition to meaningful employment after their military service ends. This survey was developed by the Global SOF Foundation, a … Read more about Special Operations Seminar Prepares Veterans for Careers After Active Duty