Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the Congressional Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus, announced that San Diegan Joe Musselman, a Navy Special Operations veteran and founder of the Honor Foundation, will be his guest at the State of the Union. The two first met when Rep. Peters visited The Honor Foundation in October of last year and was impressed by Joe’s vision for continuing to serve the SOF community by creating the first transition program in the country specifically tailored to match SOF operators with careers in the private sector.
“Joe has collaborated with the UCSD Rady School of Management to build The Honor Foundation into a national model that prepares members of our Special Operations Forces community for private sector positions that match their exceptional leadership skills and ambition. In San Diego, many innovators like Joe Musselman train world-class warriors and bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment.
“The best ideas don’t come from Washington, they come from people like Joe and places like San Diego. As I continue to make veterans’ employment a top priority in Congress, I am honored to have Joe join me at the State of the Union.”
Joe Musselman served at the Naval Special Warfare Center in San Diego, home to one of two training centers for U.S. Navy SEALs in the country, before launching The Honor Foundation in 2013. The Honor Foundation is a transition institute that offers professional development and career services to prepare Special Operations Forces for private sector careers that match their skills and experience. They have partnered with the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego to design a curriculum tailored to the needs of the SOF community.