Join us for a powerful conversation with Chad Robichaux, BCPC, MBA, a Force Recon veteran, best-selling author, MMA champion, and founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation. In this episode, Chad shares his incredible military journey, his battle with PTSD, and the profound healing he found in faith.
You’ll also learn more about the programs offered by the Mighty Oaks Foundation, including faith-based peer-to-peer mentoring and advocacy for veterans' care and policies. Throughout this discussion, Chad reflects on the importance of finding strength in vulnerability and never fighting alone.
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
Chad M. Robichaux:
Chad stands as a distinguished USMC Force Recon veteran, best selling author, and pro MMA champion. Having triumphed over personal battles with PTSD after eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation. This renowned non-profit delivers faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs to active-duty military, veterans, and first responders globally. His journey with Mighty Oaks includes serving over 500,000 active-duty troops and leading life-saving initiatives for more than 5,000 military and veterans across the nation.
Notably, Chad co-founded two separate non-profit organizations devoted to rescuing Americans and vulnerable groups in international conflict zones. His unwavering compassion and servant heart led him and his team on daring missions to rescue and protect trapped individuals in Afghanistan and Ukraine. His book "Saving Aziz" chronicles a daring rescue operation in Afghanistan and became a national bestseller, captivating readers with its compelling narrative.
In addition to his remarkable military service, Chad is a Medal of Valor recipient and a 4th-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the esteemed Master Carlson Gracie Jr. As a former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Champion, he exemplifies dedication to martial arts. Chad cherishes his loving family, including his three children and three granddaughters, and shares his lifelong passion for martial arts with his sons. Through his strength, resilience, and selflessness, Chad Robichaux remains an inspiring figure to many.
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