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Former Special Operations Commander joins Home Base Honorary Board

Home Base is proud to announce that former Special Operations Commander, retired General Richard Clarke has joined Home Base’s Honorary Board.

Clarke joins more than a dozen members including other retired generals, Medal of Honor Recipients and National leaders who provide expertise, consultation, and support of Home Base’s programs.

Clarke is a retired Army four-star general with nearly 40 years of service leading Infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations Forces at all levels in the U.S., Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan. He last served as the commander of the United States Special Operations Command, where he led a joint force of over 75,000 military members consisting of Army Rangers, Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Air Force Commandos and Marine Raiders, with an annual operating budget over $25 billion before retiring in August 2022.

“I have personally witnessed how Home Base has saved lives or increased the quality of life for our Special Operators and their Families,” said Clarke. “It is an amazing, in-depth program with world class professionals and I am proud to join as an Honorary Board Member to assist in helping our service members who defend our freedom.”

“General Clarke has been an important partner and driving catalyst in ensuring Home Base’s clinical service for PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury reaches the Special Operations Community at all levels,” said retired General Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base. “We are incredibly honored to add his expertise to Home Base’s Honorary Board as we continue to expand mental health services to all Veterans and particularly the special operations community.”

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox. Learn more at www.homebase.org.