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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

It was truly an honor to have, Clayton M. Hutmacher, Major General, USA (Ret.) President & CEO Special Operations Warrior Foundation, on todays podcast.  Please consider donating to help families of the fallen.

Empowering the Families of Fallen and Wounded Special Operations Forces since 1980

Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) supports America’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine 
Corps Special Operations personnel through two programs: (1) Ensuring full financial assistance for 
postsecondary education from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade 
school, as well as educational counseling, preschool grants, and tutoring to the surviving children of 
Special Operations personnel who lose their lives in the line-of-duty and, (2) Providing immediate financial 
grants to severely combat-wounded and hospitalized Special Operations personnel and their families.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 after the daring attempt to rescue 
53 American hostages in Iran, which ended in the tragic loss of eight servicemen who left behind 
17 children. A battlefield promise to take care of those 17 children has become the noble mission of 
the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to educate and empower over 1,300 children.
Future Vision

Entering our 40th year of service in 2020, Special Operations Warrior Foundation has launched the 
Enduring Promise campaign. Donors, partners, and communities will unite to ensure the future success of 
surviving children and families of fallen Special Operators for the next 40 years and beyond. In doing so, we
uphold our solemn commitment to all Special Operations Forces as they defend our freedom and security.

How we raise funds: 
SOWF relies entirely on private donations to fulfill our mission and fund our programs. Donors’ generosity 
provides the pathway to academic success for students and continuity of support for surviving spouses.

Clayton M. Hutmacher, Major General, USA (Ret.)
President & CEO Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Clay Hutmacher became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 
Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2018. He was a career United States Army Officer and retired in 2018 having served over 40 years in uniform.  As an Army Special Operations Aviator, he commanded at every level during his three tours with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, where he served as the MH-60 Direct 
Action Penetrator platoon leader, company operations officer, executive officer and commander of 1st Battalion, Regimental Commander, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation 

Major General Hutmacher’s last active duty assignment was the Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command, Tampa, FL. His previous assignment was as the deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.

A native of Wenatchee, Washington, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Management from Embry Riddle 
Aeronautical University, a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval Command and Staff College, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. 

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