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Tuesday - Main Agenda



Sound Off Mental Health Support

07 May 2024
Marriott Water Street - Floor 2 - Florida Ballroom Salon I - IV
Breakout Track

Suicide rates continue to rise with Service Members and Veterans, plaguing the SOF community. At Sound Off, our mission is to empower those who are reluctant to seek care due to stigma. After we share how current and former SOF members can both seek help and support their brother and sisters, Chief Growth Officer Dr. Alex Balbir will moderate a panel featuring innovative nonprofits that partner with Sound Off to deliver mental health care and suicide prevention programs in the SOF community.

Mr. William Negley, Founder - Sound Off
Mr. Lou Orrie, Board of Directors - Air Commando Association
Mrs. Jessica McAndrews, Chief Executive Officer - Marine Raider Foundation
Mr. Edward Wambolt, Program Coordinator - TACP Foundation
Mrs. Kerry Irvin, Chief Executive Officer - Operation Healing Forces
Ms. Alison Messick, Chief Program Officer - Navy SEAL Foundation
Mr. Matt Parrish, Executive Director - Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation
Mr. Alex Balbir, Chief Growth Officer - Sound Off (Moderator)
Mrs. Jodi Burns, Executive Director - Special Forces Charitable Trust

  • 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.