Special Forces Charitable Trust

Give peace of mind to those who serve.

The Special Forces Charitable Trust delivers critical, enduring support through comprehensive programs and services that improve quality of life and enhance mission readiness for the U.S. Army Special Forces Community – past and present – and their Families.

The SFCT is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

For more information, please call 860.767.1510 or email info@specialforcescharitabletrust.org.

All of us at The Special Forces Charitable Trust join the Special Forces Community in mourning the loss of our Honorary Board Member, MG Sidney Shachnow, USA (Ret).  

Major General Shachnow’s distinguished career includes commanding SF Command and the JFK Special Warfare Center and School plus having the honor of being the Commander of Berlin prior to the reunification of Germany. He had the distinction of being the “Honorary Colonel of the Regiment” and was a distinguished member of the regiment.  As a child in Lithuania during WWII, he survived three years in a concentration camp, escaping only days before the camp was closed and its prisoners transferred to Auschwitz. After immigrating to the United States, he enlisted in the Army after high school, later earning a commission through OCS. A decorated Vietnam Veteran and scholar, he managed to find time to earn a masters and an honorary doctoral degree. 

We are truly honored to have known and worked with Sid.  Our prayers are with his family during this time.

Our Three Program Areas:

family-community

education

veterans-heritage

The Special Forces Community

There are currently seven Special Forces Groups, two of which are National Guard Special Forces, which are headquartered in seven states: Washington, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, Colorado, Utah, and Alabama.  The National Guard Special Forces Groups also have subordinate units in 17 states. Special Forces Soldiers are also headquartered in Okinawa, Japan and Stuttgart, Germany.

Special Forces Soldiers’ missions involve: Counterterrorism, Direct Action, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, and Unconventional Warfare. The global security environment remains one of uncertain and persistent conflicts, wherein our nation’s Special Forces will continue to play a leading role in waging unconventional warfare and building partner nation capacity.

The Green Berets motto, “De Oppresso Liber”, means “To Free the Oppressed”; that motto reminds us all that freedom is not free.  Known as the “Quiet Professionals”, Special Forces Soldiers maintain a proud history of not seeking recognition for their deeds, but recognizing that they are accountable to the American public.  These “Quiet Professionals” represent 62% of the casualties in the Special Operations Community since 9/11, and the need for their special brand of military expertise has never been greater.

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