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Ms. Alison Messick

Ms. Alison Messick

Chief Program Officer, Navy SEAL Foundation

As the Navy SEAL Foundation's (NSF) Chief Programs Officer, Alison is responsible for the growth, stability, and effectiveness of the Foundation’s comprehensive and innovative programming and critical support for the NSW force and their families. Managing and overseeing the execution of a $24 million budget annually, she is responsible for evaluating each of NSF’s programs for efficacy and sustainability, which she does through her collaborative and innovative execution of each support pillar using a dynamic and diversified team of experts in various fields.

Alison joined the Navy SEAL Foundation in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in both active duty and support service, including military family readiness, lifestyle and organizational training for active duty, reserve and special operations personnel. She also has more than four years of active duty service as a United States Marine in a frequently deployed unit with high-level security clearance.

In Alison’s previous roles as a Marine Corps Family Readiness Officer and as the Warrior and Family Support Coordinator at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Group TWO, she received numerous awards and accolades for her achievement, including the Department of the Navy Meritorious Service Civilian Medal for her exceptional work that made a significant and positive impact on NSW’s warriors and families. Throughout more than two decades of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and Naval Special Warfare, Messick has developed a deep understanding of the NSW community’s unique challenges and long-term needs.

Alison received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and journalism from the University of Maryland University College, a Master of Arts in government from Regent University, and a Graduate Leadership Certificate from the University of Virginia. She is a CliftonStrengths and EQI 2.0/EQ 360 Coach, as well as a member of The National Medal of Honor Leadership Institute Flagship Cohort.


  • 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.