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Additional Events


Additional Events

The following events are NOT part of official SOF Week 2023 program and do not imply endorsement by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command. They are posted here for information purposes only.

SOFstock Concert

Tuesday, 9 MAY, Amalie Arena

SOFstock, hosted by the SpookStock Foundation, is a "SOF-centric Woodstock" with a mission to support "shadow warriors and their families." This event will occur on the Tuesday of SOF Week 2023 and feature Brad Paisley. 

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Industry Matchmaking

Wednesday, 10 MAY, Channelside Room, Westin Waterside

govmates will host Industry Matchmaking–any attendee can sign up to participate.

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38 Challenge 

Wednesday, 10 May, 7:30am

The 38 Challenge is a workout event in memory of Former USNA Linebacker #38 and USMC Captain Matthew Brewer who died by suicide in 2021.

The purpose of The 38 Challenge is to voluntarily place yourself in 38 minutes of discomfort and to lean on others when suffering, as that is what’s needed to challenge the stigma associated with seeking help.

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'Unwavering' The Wives Who Faught to Ensure No Man is Left Behind 

Women In Defense will be hosting the authors of the book 'Unwavering' for a Luncheon during SOF Week.

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  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.