When someone is a member of an elite special operations group, he may very well think that he can walk on water. Yet, at some point, whether after only six years or 26 years, the day will come when an operator will have to exit the military.

This transition can be challenging mentally, physically, and financially. Operators leave the military for a variety of reasons: Some are ready to get out after an enlistment; some stay until retirement; others have to leave earlier than desired; and there are those who seem to stay in because they don’t have a solid plan for what to do once they get out.

Regardless of someone’s reasons for leaving the Special Operations community, if they don’t have a plan or can’t land the right job, there’s a decent chance that they will fall right on their face and regret leaving the military.

Thankfully, there is an institution in place that specifically assists Special Operations warriors with their transition into the civilian world. This institution is called the Honor Foundation.