Who we support
Children of the fallen, including children of all Medal of Honor Recipients, Severely Wounded Special Operations Personnel, and Active-Duty Members who lose a spouse.
SURVIVING CHILDREN OF THE FOLLOWING SERVICE MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE:
All active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps personnel (special operators, support personnel, and enablers) assigned to, or under command relationship with, a unit under United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) who die in line of duty.
All Reserve and National Guard personnel assigned to a SOCOM unit who die in the line of duty while participating in training, drill, active duty, as well as the following: while attending Joint Professional Military Education, fellowships, advanced service schools, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Military, when assigned to a SOCOM unit-directed Joint, Service, Inter-Agency, staff or when assigned to Service Instructor duties that support SOF training.
SURVIVING CHILDREN REQUIREMENTS:
- Naturally born children of the deceased SOCOM service member.
- All legally adopted children of the deceased SOCOM service member. This includes children that may have been in the process of being adopted at the time of the service member’s death.
- All step-children of the deceased SOF member, who were living with and financially dependent upon the deceased SOCOM member.
- Children conceived but not yet born.
- Eligibility begins at the date of the service members death. Children are eligible until age 33.