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Our Founders

In 2009 after nearly 8 years of war, it was clear there were critical gaps in the support of our active and veteran Special Operations service members and their families. CSM Rick Walker had recently retired and witnessed the impacts of these gaps within the Veterans Administration and Tricare to the service members. This enabled him to bring current and relevant knowledge to help shed light on these needs. It was then that Frank Antenori (post 9/11 combat veteran), Rick Walker (post 9/11 combat veteran), Ben Bethke (pre 9/11 combat veteran) and Keith David decided to take action and form the Task Force Dagger Foundation. 


Rick Walker

Executive Board Member (Current)

Ben Bethke

Emeritus Executive Board Member

Frank Antenori

Emeritus Executive Board Member

Keith David

Former Executive Director
About Us

Since 2009, Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation has provided critical support to wounded, ill, or injured U.S. Special Operations Command members and their families. Task Force Dagger’s three core programs — Immediate Needs, Health Initiatives, and Rehabilitative Adaptive Events — quickly help when there’s an emergency, provide next-generation health solutions for issues, and organize events that help SOF members with recovery. As a veteran-operated nonprofit, Task Force Dagger understands the needs and experiences of the Special Operations Forces community. Each program is designed to heal, rebuild, and strengthen the service member and their family by providing mission, purpose, and focus.

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