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Mrs. Kerry Irvin

Mrs. Kerry Irvin

Chief Executive Officer, Operation Healing Forces

Kerry is a nonprofit management professional with extensive experience strategically developing growth for a sustainable and impactful future. She is an active duty military spouse with extensive time spent in the SOF community. As the daughter, wife, and mother of U.S. Service Members, Kerry has a unique understanding of the challenges faced by those we serve through our OHF mission.

Kerry is poised to lead the continued developmental growth of OHF to build powerful partnerships across the nation in order to increase our programming and capacity, helping us to enhance our abilities to aid special operations service members and their families.

She is a Master Resilience Trainer as well as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator, and Transition Assistance Program (TAP) employment facilitator. Kerry is a member of the board of directors for the Military Special Operations Family Collaborative and the TEACH Family Advisory Panel of the Transforming Health and Resilience in Veterans (THRIVE) program at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Kerry’s advocacy efforts and ability to bring together diverse resources to forge impactful collaborations and partnerships in support of military and veteran communities have been recognized at the highest level. She is the recipient of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Secretary of the Army’s Superior Public Service Medal, and has thrice been named as Military Spouse of the Year. Kerry is also a columnist, authoring The Home Front bi-weekly column for the Military Times which shines a spotlight on military family life.


  • 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.