- In August 2012, SOS introduced a resolution on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, sponsored by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and signed by 700 Special Operations veterans. This resolution called out the Obama Administration for its reckless, condescending handling of highly classified Special Operations tactics, techniques and procedures.
- Our efforts bore fruit, and House Resolution 36 was created, producing the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi. During the course of that committee, it was uncovered that Hillary Clinton had been using an illegal, private “homebrew” server to bypass public transparency and avoid Freedom of Information Act requests.
- On July 23, 2013, SOS held a ‘direct action’ on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. This action was sponsored by Congressman Frank Wolfe (R-VA). Wolfe and eight of his congressional colleagues unfurled and displayed a 64-foot scroll containing the signatures of nearly 1000 Special Ops personnel. Included were signatures of two Medal of Honor recipients and 24 general and flag officers.
The scroll was actually a petition asking Congress to create a Select Committee to investigate the facts surrounding the September 12, 2012, terror attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.
- On February 19, 2016, Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke with us for 40 minutes at the conclusion of our Veterans Patriot Action Conference (VPAC I) in Charleston, SC. His visit was the high point of the event. His earnest concern for veterans was reflected in his Presidential primary acceptance speech the next day, as he used several of the discussion points from his visit with our group. Our Special Operations Speaks coin is in his coin collection in the Oval Office today.
As we work tirelessly to give a voice to veteran concerns, we need your support. Help keep SOS on the frontlines, fighting for our veterans.