“Sense of Brotherhood”
“Our purpose is to unite, fraternally, all who are now or ever have been assigned to the United States Army Special Forces, to perpetuate Special Forces traditions.”
The Special Forces Association is the largest special operations association in the World. Our members include active duty Green Berets, Army National Guard SF Soldiers, veterans and retired members and of the US Special Forces.
The Special Forces Association Serves as the Voice for the Special Forces Community; Perpetuates Special Forces Traditions and Brotherhood; Advances the Public Image of Special Forces and Promotes the General Welfare of the Special Forces Community.
About the Chapter
Chapter “D” 500 of the SFA, the Hoosier Chapter, promotes these values by strongly uniting with the broader public in ways that benefit both the community and the current and former members of the 1st Special Forces Regiment in the region.
This deeper partnership ensures that recently separated SF veterans have a network of both SF brothers and non-SF community members to help them transition effectively into civilian life. In essence, they help the veteran become an integral part of the community and to contribute in new ways to that community’s well-being.
At the same time, our goal is not just to help professional Special Forces veterans transition out of the service, but to ensure they can make use of their strong sense of service, combined with like-minded non-veterans, to interact with and help improve their local communities.
Finally, we want our chapter to become an integral source for community leaders to think of when unique and challenging problems/opportunities arise, and for the chapter and its members to be of valuable service.
Chapter “D” 500’s goals include…
Integrate the chapter itself into the greater community and become a source of community support similar to other well-known community organizations.
Creating a network for engaging recently discharged or retired Special Forces veterans and providing them a support network of both former military and non-veterans to ease their transition into civilian life.
Providing networking, training, education, and other related support to help Special Forces veterans find meaningful and rewarding civilian employment.
Providing financial assistance to Special Forces veterans and their families who are in need.
Providing competitive scholarships to the children of Special Forces veterans.
Engaging Special Forces veterans in community-oriented efforts and service projects to ensure they find new ways to continue to faithfully serve their fellow citizens.
And of course, to provide Special Forces veterans with a community of like-minded and experienced brothers they can count upon.
All chapter events are simply a means to these much greater ends.