Empowering SOF through global partnership. 

Stuart Bradin
Stuart Bradin


We had a lot of lengthy projects come to fruition in
a short period of time, and I think in the first 18
months of existence the Global SOF Foundation  
is moving ahead faster than we expected. 

Our business plan for the first three years focuses
on gaining individual memberships and corporate partnerships. We knew it was going to take time before we were able to provide each with a Return on Investment, but that is rapidly changing.

Starting in November, we will include "Partner Only" portions to our events to ensure that our corporate partners are getting a return on their investment. Among other benefits, individual members can build their network using our online member directory, join the SOF for Life program (subject to qualification), and starting next month, gain access to member-only content providing invaluable SOF insight. 

Things are moving fast, but we are not stopping. I know that many of you are tired and want to take a break, but we need you to dig deep and join us as we push forward. We are going to be unrelenting for the first three years to make this foundation as special as our people. We have done a lot, but we are a long way from clearing this target. I want to thank you for being great supporters of the GSF, and I encourage you to get more involved.


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Creation of a Norwegian SOCOM: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2014, the two branches of Norwegian SOF were officially combined into one single service-like combatant command. The move generated some lasting results for NORSOF as well as the Global SOF community. 
NATO SOF Symposium

GSF representatives recently engaged with thought leaders from across the globe at the NATO SOF Symposium 2015 in Mons, Belgium. After two days of discussion regarding the future of special operations, these were our key takeaways.
Thank You to Our Featured Partners

Celestar is a small to mid-sized full-service, solution-oriented company with a track record of delivering superior services and results since 2004. Celestar personnel bring subject matter expertise as well as recent experience in intelligence, operations, planning, training and advisory services, and Information Technology.

Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, 
as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. They are comprised of 15,000 employees executing more than 5,000 projects in 50 states and 29 countries around the world. 

The EMC Federation of Companies focuses on converged infrastructure, cloud, Big Data, and trusted IT to deliver technology in a more cost-effective and agile way. In a rapidly expanding data landscape, the federation's component companies are focused and free to execute individually or together to meet clients' needs.

Hon. Michael Lumpkin
Save the Date: NCR Reception

Do more with your network by attending our
annual NCR reception on November 18, 2015
at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. 

Last year we had over 300 people attend. This
year we are privileged to have ASD SO/LIC Michael Lumpkin as the guest speaker so we expect a
really strong turnout. GSF corporate partners will participate in an exclusive "Speed Networking" event and VIP pre-reception prior to the larger event that begins at 6 pm.

Gold Sponsor:
Bronze Sponsor:
Save the Date: Holiday Party

On December 1, 2015 at the Tampa Club, the Tampa Bay Chapters of AFCEA, NDIA, and WID along with the GSF and Florida Defense Contractors Association are co-hosting a social
and fundraiser to benefit Southeastern Guide Dogs' Paws for Patriots program.

Save the Date: 2016 Symposium

Registration is now open! The agenda is
off the hook, and we have a lot of confirmations. Corporate sponsorships available, too!

Platinum Sponsor:






Final Chance to Become a Plank Owner

All corporate partners that join before December 31, 2015 will be designated as a GSF Plank Owner. Each Plank Owner will receive a distinctive award at the Global SOF Symposium in February 2016. If you are in the SOF space or care about SOF, then at some point you will join. We encourage you to be an early adopter and become a Plank Owner.