The Military Special Operations Family Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public health initiative for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. Our mission is to enable the sustained success of America's special ops warriors and families through collaborative health and well-being research and programs.

Adding certainty to the journey

The systemic gaps and barriers faced by special operations service members, veterans, and families impact their health, well-being, high performance, effective leadership, and ultimately community legacy. We uncover the root causes and do the hard and slow work to bring key stakeholders together for action to benefit the whole SOF community – and beyond.

Uncovering Gaps & Barriers

We collaborate with thought leaders to uncover and target the systemic gaps and barriers impacting SOF legacy.

Elevating What Works

We connect families to programs and resources that are culturally competent, high quality, ethical, and effective.

Educating for Impact

We create tools to support and enhance programs and key functions of our partners, including assessments, cultural competency education, family workshops, and more.

Thriving in Special Operations

SOF is a unique health subcommunity, consisting of 70,000 service members across the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, their families, and an estimated 40,000+ veterans. We're forging a sense of belonging across service branch lines and empowering families to find the right resources at the right time.

Our vision is a community where SOF service members, veterans, spouses, and youth thrive amid the uncertainty and intensity of this lifestyle. We are taking action every day to make this vision a reality.

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Amy, SOF Spouse of 24 Years

“MSOF fills an overdue and needed gap for SOF spouses, offering a future with easy-to-find and trusted resources to help navigate this unpredictable lifestyle at an individual’s leisure.”

Nonprofit Leader

“I don’t have time, but I spend what I have here because no one is doing the work you are doing.”

Former SOF leader

“You all are doing incredible work keeping these discussions going. The forum keeps education and advocacy on tough topics at the forefront for the Families and the Force.”

Army SOF Spouse

The entire community would benefit from all of this information.

News & Updates

A Guided Book Study

Operator Syndrome by Chris Frueh, PhD MSOFC is hosting a 4-week long, facilitated book study of Operator Syndrome by Dr. Frueh. This study is the first Family90 Event MSOFC is hosting. It is an event for anyone invested in the health and well-being of the special operations community. The study will use select book chapters as…

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Art & Writing Contest for Special Ops Kids and Teens

A Contest to Celebrate SOF Kids in the Month of the Military Child Military special operations families face a unique set of challenges and hardships. Our Annual Art & Writing Contest for Kids and Teens is a creative contest for SOF children during the National Month of the Military Child. We love to offer this…

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Operator Syndrome – A book review

A therapist’s review of Operator Syndrome by Chris Frueh Review by Maddie Vann, LPC, CSAC             Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members and veterans often experience a range of challenging symptoms, but they have struggled to find clear guidance on how to improve their well-being. Instead of feeling heard and finding care, they might be written…

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