“By day two Rudy’s smile was back.” Says Sahm. “By day four, his purpose.”
To unite the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine conservation for the betterment of both.
Our Core Values
Service Before Self
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Like the service branches from which we form our ranks, FORCE BLUE strives to cultivate an organization based on mutual respect, encouragement, mentorship, tolerance, and open-mindedness, thereby engendering a welcoming environment for all.
Onboarding as a FORCE BLUE scientific diver is open to any Special Operations Forces (SOF) veteran — without regard to race, creed, color, age, religion, or sexual orientation — provided he/she has successfully completed his/her military dive training and remains in good standing within the service community.
FORCE BLUE is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in terms of ideas and the people that form our organization. Our team includes military veterans and civilian staff members, as well as volunteers and those individuals and families supported through our various programs.
Giving Warriors a Cause. Giving a Cause its Warriors.
FORCE BLUE is the only nonprofit organization in the world that provides “mission therapy” for former combat divers — individuals in whom governments around the world have invested millions to create the best possible underwater and maritime operators — by retraining, retooling and deploying them on missions of conservation, preservation and restoration.
By uniting the community of Special Operations veterans with the world of marine science and conservation in one, mission-focused program, FORCE BLUE has created a model of caring, cooperation and positive change with the power to restore lives and restore the planet.
Harkening back to the days of Jacques Cousteau and the French Commando frogmen he trained, FORCE BLUE is creating a modern-day cadre of elite combat veterans with the aptitude and ability to achieve great things on the conservation front, and the visibility to let the world actually know about it.