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About the Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to personnel serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Designations can change without notice, so this list may not always be up-to-date. If you're not sure that a person's military unit falls under the U.S. Special Operations Command, please contact the appropriate service branch for confirmation. 



U. S. Army Special Operations Command

Special Forces Command (Green Berets)

John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School

Special Operations Aviation Command

75th Ranger Regiment and assigned units

95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne)

4th Military Information Support Group (Airborne)

528th Sustainment Brigade (Airborne)



Naval Special Warfare Command (SEALs and small boat crews)



Air Force Special Operations Command (Combat controllers; rotary and fixed wing squadrons)



Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (Marine special operations personnel)


There are two major aspects to the Foundation's mission:

1.  If you are serving in the U.S. military special operations community, and you lose your life in the line of duty, the Warrior Foundation will ensure your children receive a full colege education, including tuition, books, fees, room & board, computer and printer.

 2. If you are severely wounded while deployed, the Warrior Foundation will provide immediate financial assistance and support to ensure your loved ones can be at your bedside during your recovery.  The SOWF provides a $3,000 stipend to help offset unexpected expenses.

While the Foundation has bestowed college scholarship funds to the children of fallen special operations personnel since 1980, we began providing financial support to wounded special operators in 2005.

Although there are other charitable organizations that give financial aid to wounded personnel and their families, we saw a need for immediate financial assistance. Therefore, the Foundation provides $3,000 in cash to families of special operations personnel hospitalized with severe wounds; which the recipient(s) may use for travel, child care, food and lodging.


The foundation's I.R.S. Tax I.D. number is 52-1183585. The Combined Federal Campaign number is 11455.


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Updated January 2014



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