As the threat environment has grown globally since 9/11, the Green Berets continue to be called upon to meet the challenge. Currently, Green Berets are deployed in over 110 countries securing America’s strategic interests. The heavy deployment rotations have come at a price however, as Green Berets have sustained the highest casualty rate in the Special Operations community. Nevertheless, the United States Army Special Forces remain the most capable and effective fighting force that the world has ever seen.



Recognizing gaps in immediate support to and in the continuity of care for injured Green Berets, Aaron Anderson, himself a Special Forces Warrior wounded in battle, founded the Green Beret Foundation in 2009. For nine years, the Foundation has grown significantly in terms of size, support from the community, and most importantly, in impact. We have provided direct financial assistance to over 3,550 Green Berets, supported scores of families as they navigate the challenges of their new lives, and have given 86% of every dollar raised back to the Green Beret community. While the GBF will continue to focus on our wounded, their families, and the families of our fallen, we want to broaden our impact into addressing the needs of Green Berets as they transition back into civilian life. We will achieve these goals through our newest initiative, The Next Ridgeline.


The Green Beret Foundation Mission

The Green Beret Foundation serves the Army’s Special Forces, our nation’s most elite soldiers, by connecting them with the resources they need to succeed in the mission ahead.

We believe Green Berets our are nation’s greatest assets.  Every day, we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present, as well as their families, by connecting them with the right resources to prosper and thrive. Because when these soldiers meet powerful opportunities, our nation’s most elite soldiers become our nation’s best leaders.

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