Slavery and human trafficking is unfortunately alive and well in the United States and around the world, but not for long if America’s special operations veterans have anything to say about it.

According to the Department of Defense’s Combating Trafficking in Persons office, the three primary forms of human trafficking that remain prevalent today are forced labor, sex trafficking, and child soldiering. In order to combat these forms of modern slavery, the Pentagon has been working with other agencies to help America’s most highly trained war fighters transition into law enforcement roles with their sights set on combating exactly that.

U.S. Special Operations Command, along with Warrior Care Program-Career Transition, the National Association to Protect Children, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have joined forces to establish a program called HERO, short for Human Exploitation Rescue Operative Child-Rescue Corps.

The HERO Child-Rescue Corps Program is designed for wounded, injured and ill transitioning service members and veterans who receive training in high-tech computer forensics and law enforcement skills to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation,” Army Col. Kimberly Moros, chief of SOCOM’s career transition initiatives, said.