Special Operators Transition Foundation

Smyrna, GA   |  www.sotf.org

Mission

Assisting our nation's most elite Special Operations Forces veterans transition into talent appropriate jobs in the private sector.

Ruling year info

2014

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy Stoner

Main address

PO Box 2034

Smyrna, GA 30081 USA

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EIN

46-2657728

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Special Operators Transition Foundation, headquartered in Smyrna, GA provides a curated transition experience for our nation’s most elite population, the Special Operations veterans. Our Navy SEALs, Green Berets, Rangers, and Air Commandos routinely leave the service and struggle with finding job opportunities commensurate with their talent and professional experience. Your Grateful Nation exists as a bridge between Special Operations Forces (SOF) veterans and America’s highest performing companies.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Transition Program

A five-phase, highly curated program that assists Special Operations veterans prepare mentally and psychologically for the rigors of the job search process, culminating in their next great career.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

Transition Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of fellows placed at fiscal year end

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans

Related Program

Transition Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Years 2014 through 2016 is an approximation based on total through put 2020 reflects a decrease due to Covid

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOTF aims to bring the best talent in the military to the best companies in America and help each flourish through alignment and shared values.

We cultivate employment opportunities for these special operations veterans by guiding them from the world they know (the military) to the world that is unfamiliar to them (the private sector). Starting with psychological assessments, skills asset inventories and cultural alignment batteries, we work with each individual Fellow to confirm interests, recommend industries and even specific cultural alignments. Next, our Fellows are introduced to mentors and an individualized and personalized step-by-step action plan that generates optimal job opportunities for the Fellow founded upon their interests, strengths, and preferences. Finally, Special Operators Transition Foundation provides contract negotiation and comparative decision analysis services for our Fellows and their families to maximize value and satisfaction.

Our organization is led by former Special Operators who understand the transition struggle firsthand. Our corporate partnerships, including Bank of America, Deloitte, SunTrust, & Fox Sports, help us raise awareness and help our mission gain respect across the country. We have a very engaged Board of Directors that helps tap into donors and new markets. Our involved Alumni are key to our success as they help pay it forward, not only with job opportunities are their companies, but in showing our candidates that transitoning is a struggle for everyone and they are not alone. Our program is very high-touch, therefore our program is tailored to the candidate to help them get the most out of our services and their transition.

To date, we have assisted over 191 Special Operations veterans transition to their next great career, which means we have helped over 400 people and families once again find professional stability. We were FOX Sports' 2016 Military Partner of the Year, and continue a close relationship with them. We have successfully executed over 25 large scale events and will break into three new markets in the next year and every year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Special Operators Transition Foundation

Board of directors
as of 5/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Don Crosby


Board co-chair

Mark Whaling

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/17/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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