Who We Are
Boots on the Ground was loosely founded in 2005 during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2010 after our volunteers returned from their first visit to Haiti.
Our core operational leaders are composed of individuals heavily trained and experienced in highly specialized areas including disaster management, emergency and primary medicine, global security, counter-insurgency, and civil affairs operations. Most are former active duty military personnel who've deployed all over the world. Their mission is to recruit, develop, and insert highly skilled teams into local communities to set up programs to meet our primary mission and humanitarian goals.
Our front line rapid response teams are made up of highly dedicated and motivated volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, many of whom have served in conflict theaters while in uniform. One of our primary missions is to empower returning veterans with opportunities to use the skills they developed while in the military, to serve others in need during disaster recovery operations both domestically in the United States, and abroad.
Like our front line or operational responders, our support volunteers also come from a variety of backgrounds, and possess a broad range of skills and abilities that are essential to BOTG's strategic, operational, and ground-level success. They come from all walks of life ranging the gamut from retired educators and homemakers, to students and C-level executives. We depend very highly on those who can offer their time, knowledge, experience, and finances to further our common goals.
Our corporate sponsors, organizational partners, and individual donors are our backbone. Their generous financial support makes it possible for us to do what we do.