Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund 2017 Gala
A couple of sneak peak photos from our wonderful Gala last week where we honored General Tony Thomas, Commander of the United States Special Operations Command and COL Cary Harbaugh and his Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) team with the SGT James J. Regan Lifetime Achievement Award for the outstanding role they play in the support of our 75th Ranger Regiment and our SOF warriors.
It’s hard to put into words how grateful we are for the love and support from our incredibly Patriotic and GENEROUS donors.
A very special thank you to Mr. Tom Brokaw, our Master of Ceremonies, and ALL of our honored guests who took time out of their incredibly busy schedules to be a part of this special event.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!
The U.S. Special Operations Command Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) was established in 2005 to provide Special Operations Forces (SOF) wounded, ill or injured Service Members and their families advocacy after life changing events in order to navigate through recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration as quickly as possible, strengthening SOF readiness. Whether you are returning operational status, moving into a different field or transitioning into veteran status, the USSOCOM Warrior Care Program will help you get there.
COL Cary C. Harbaugh, Director, Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition), USSOCOM
Colonel Cary C. Harbaugh is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He first served as an enlisted soldier and noncommissioned officer in Airborne and Special Operations units from 1978-1987. He was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate through the ROTC program at The Ohio State University in 1987.
His military education includes the Italian War College (Foreign Exchange); and the Army War College in Fellowship at the CIA where he also completed the National Clandestine Service’s Graduate Studies Program.
Colonel Harbaugh’s service has included deployments from Operations Just Cause and Desert Shield/Storm to Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Trans Sahel). From 2001-2004 he served as the Director of Intelligence (J2) at US Special Operations Command Europe. From 2007 to 2009 he served as liaison officer to the US Congress representing JSOC. In 2009 he assumed duties as the first Director/Commander of the Joint Intelligence Center, USSOCOM (JICSOC). After a NATO tour to Italy, he returned to USSOCOM in 2013 and now serves as the Director of USSOCOM’s Care Coalition supporting Special Operations wounded, ill, and injured service-members and their families.
Colonel Harbaugh is married to Daniela Di Ciccio-Harbaugh, a retired Army officer. They have four children: SSG Robert Harbaugh, US Army; and daughters – Alexa, 18; Jesse, 16; and Mia, 13.
General (Ret.) Raymond A. Thomas III most recently served as the 11th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
Prior to assuming command of USSOCOM, Gen. Thomas served as Commander, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Fort Bragg, N.C.
GEN Thomas’ other assignments as a general officer include: Associate Director for Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency; Commanding General, NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General, JSOC; Deputy Director for Special Operations, The Joint Staff in the Pentagon; Assistant Division Commander, 1st Armor Division in Iraq; and Assistant Commanding General, JSOC.
Prior to being promoted to brigadier general, Gen. Thomas also served as the JSOC Chief of Staff and Director of Operations. His other formative and key, joint and special operations assignments include: Commander, Joint Task Force – Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras; Commander, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Savannah, Ga.; and Commander, B Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta, Fort Bragg, N.C.
He is a graduate of the US Army War College, Carlisle, Penn., and the Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
Gen. Thomas is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant upon graduation in 1980.
Gen. Thomas and his wife Barbara have two sons – Tony and Michael.