A quick glance at the man that founded the Mighty Oaks Program, Chad Robichaux.
Chad Robichaux Bio:
Founder & President of Mighty Oaks Foundation
USMC Force Recon Veteran / Best Selling Author / Pro MMA Champion
Chad M. Robichaux is the President and Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading military non-profit serving the US Military active duty and veteran communities with highly successful peer-to-peer faith based combat trauma programs and combat resiliency conferences. Chad and his team are dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families suffering from the “unseen wounds” of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Their effort is on the front line to intercede and end the climbing 22 per day veteran suicide rate and the tragic divorce epidemic in military families. To date the program has over 1,200 alumni and has reached tens of thousands active duty service members through resiliency conferences.
Chad is a former Special Operations Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. He has earned an MBA and is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a focus on PTSD. Chad and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 21 years, and have three children. After years of deployments their family personally faced the challenges of PTSD. They now share a story of a victory in Christ through the struggles our warriors face returning home and have dedicated their lives to sharing that story to mentor others like them. Chad is a widely sought after public speaker and subject matter expert on PTSD, military and veterans’ issues providing advisory to the nation’s highest ranking flag officers and advised the current presidential administration on the best and most-effective faith-based solutions for veteran’s care. Chad has testified in Veteran Courts regarding combat trauma and PTSD, wrote a best-selling book on the subject and has been featured on such media outlets as Fox News, Forbes, The O’Reilly Factor, The Blaze with Glenn Beck, USA Today, Christian Post, Focus on The Family, The 700 Club, and a short biography film by I Am Second.
In addition to Chad’s military service he has served our nation as a Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service and the US State Department as a Surveillance Detection Senior Program Manager. Chad is also a Medal of Valor Recipient for his bravery beyond the call of duty in law enforcement. Outside of his work with veterans Chad and his sons train and teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a Former Pro MMA World Champion who has used his platform to advocate for civilian support of America’s Warriors returning home while competing in the sports biggest events such as NBC’s World Series of Fighting, Showtime’s StrikeForce, MTV2’s Bellator FC, and Legacy FC on HDNet & AXStv.
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