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Mr. Matt Parrish

Mr. Matt Parrish

Executive Director, Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation

Matt is a retired Green Beret who spent his entire 20-year career within Special Operations, including 13 years on Army Special Forces operational teams. He completed multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as training and operational tours to most of the countries in Central and South America. He’s the recipient of numerous leadership awards, service medals, and specialized certifications in some of the world’s toughest disciplines. He rose to the highest enlisted rank in the U.S. Army and his final position was the Senior Enlisted Leader for the USSOCOM Preservation of the Force and Family program – overseeing human performance and wellness for over 70k special ops individuals across the globe.

Matt has also narrated and performed across the country at college and professional sporting events with the SOCOM Para-Commando parachute demonstration team and he created and hosted SOCOM’s first official podcast, SOFcast. He’s recently created a new podcast called Prep For Impact that highlights authentic conversations with high achievers across special ops, sports, business, non-profit and other impactful careers. Matt also uses his popular military humor Instagram page, Another_SF_meme_page to raise money and awareness for veteran and military charities and causes. He’s a frequent guest on podcasts, radio shows, and speaking engagements.

Matt has been married for over 16 years, has three children, is hopelessly addicted to golf, and
believes fervently in Philippians 4:13.


  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 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.