The Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner Gala in support of the Navy SEALs and their fellow warriors will take place on September 18, 2021 in Southern California.
Join SOF Support and the Del Mar Country club as we host an exceptional group of patriotic Americans for a competitive day on the links in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Following the tournament, the Silent Auction and Dinner Gala offers an opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, sports figures, business leaders, and some of the most renowned figures in U.S. Special Operations to raise money for the Navy SEALs and their fellow warriors.
SOF Support and the Del Mar Country Club jointly run this event every year to support the Navy SEALs and their fellow warriors. Event proceeds fund SOF Support initiatives for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community.
In 2019, the event raised over $1.5 million. In 2021, we are treating our most committed donors to exclusive SOF experiences, including an opportunity to train with former Navy SEALs. For more information about our exclusive donor experiences, visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.
Mr. Christopher C. Miller has served as the Secretary of Defense, Performed the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism (SOCT).
Mr. Miller was responsible for overseeing the employment of special operations forces in counterterrorism, Military Information Support Operations (MISO), Information Operations, unconventional warfare, irregular warfare, direct action, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, counter-proliferation, sensitive special operations, and personnel recovery/hostage issues as specified by the Secretary of Defense.
From March 2018 through December 2019, Mr. Miller served as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism and Transnational Threats at the National Security Council (NSC). In this position, Mr. Miller was responsible for strategic-level policy making and implementation, and support to senior NSC and White House leadership.
Mr. Miller began his military career as an enlisted Infantryman in the Army Reserve in 1983 and also served in the District of Columbia National Guard as a Military Policeman. In 1993, he transferred to Special Forces and served in numerous command and staff positions within the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Throughout his career, he served within other special operations organizations, culminating with command of the 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG(A). Mr. Miller participated in the initial combat operations in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, in addition to numerous follow-on deployments to both theaters, and has extensive inter-agency and joint special operations experience. Upon retirement from the Army in 2014, Mr. Miller worked for over two years as a defense contractor providing clandestine Special Operations and Intelligence expertise directly to the Under Secretaries of Defense for Intelligence and Policy.
Jose Rodriguez’s career at the CIA spanned 31 years. He quickly built a reputation as the guy who could make things happen both in the field and at headquarters. An extremely rare trait in any organization. He is credited with guiding some of the agency’s greatest counterterror victories.He has served as the CIA Station Chief in numerous countries around the world including Panama, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
After the September 11 attacks, Rodriguez was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Counterterrorism Center. In 2002, Rodriguez was again promoted to the post of Director of the Counterterrorism Center which is responsible for bringing together case officers, operators, analysts, and technologists to work on preventing terrorism. In this capacity, Rodriguez was responsible for driving the CIA operations and the targeting analysis necessary to uncover and dismantle the Al Qaeda network.
His skill and dedication made an immediate impact on the Agency’s leadership and in 2004 he became the CIA’s Deputy Director for Operations and, in an unusual move, continued as the Head of CIA clandestine operations as well. In this expanded role, Rodriguez was the chief of all human intelligence gathering (HUMINT) conducted by the U.S. government, including outside agencies. Upon retiring he assumed the position of Senior Vice President at Edge Consulting, a National Interest Security Company which was acquired by IBM. He left IBM to promote his book “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives.
Today, he continues to use his talents to make the Homeland a safer place.
The Del Mar Golf Tournament and Diner Gala would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors. For more information about the various sponsorship levels available at the 2021 event, please visit the Sponsorship Opportunities page.
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