The Special Ops Survivors story began in 2002 when one person was inspired to help a Special Ops family in need. In early 2002, word came that a Navy SEAL, Neil Roberts, had died in combat in the mountains of Afghanistan. Nick Rocha, a fellow Navy SEAL, felt compelled to do something to take care of the family Neil had left behind. One thing led to another and the organization that eventually became Special Ops Survivors was born. Read more >
Now after over a decade of service to the Special Operations community, Special Ops Survivors has touched the lives of over 200 surviving spouses and their families.
As a small non-profit organization with a big mission, we rely on a dedicated service team of passionate volunteers, generous supporters, a hard-working staff, and a fully committed Board of Directors. Together, we work to foster an environment of respect, sanctuary, and access for our survivors. For our donors and supporters, we are committed to upholding our promises and duties by being good stewards of our resources. Meet our team >
Special Ops Survivors is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving surviving spouses of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Special Operations personnel who have died in combat or training since January 1, 1980. Our niche focus helps us to provide personal and customized service to each of our survivors. Because our survivors are connected to each other by how their spouses died and also how they lived as Special Operations families, there is a bond among our survivors that is both strong and lasting.