GallantFew provides one-on-one transition assistance and veteran support to any service member or veteran seeking guidance along their transition from the military and reintegration into American society. The ultimate objective: a life full of hope and purpose.
We motivate communities all over the nation to take responsibility for veterans returning; welcoming, connecting, and including.
GallantFew was founded by veterans for veterans.
“A nation is judged by how well it treats its veterans”
Have you ever done night land navigation? In the military, it used to be performed using a compass with glowing dots and a pace cord where one bead indicated 100 meters traveled. Walking through dense woods at night, unable to see anything other than the glowing dots on the compass, we focused on keeping on azimuth (direction) and pace. When a tree stood in our path, we went around it to the left and the next one to the right. If done correctly, keeping on azimuth in virtual blackness isn’t easy, but it is possible.
Stray from that azimuth a degree or two at a hundred meters, and it’s still easy to find your objective. Stray for 10,000 meters, and you’re in a totally different grid square. Military transition is a lot like that.
Your transition plan is your azimuth. Stray a couple of degrees (ineffective networking, self-medicating, etc.) for a few months, and it’s easy to turn back on azimuth. Stray a couple of degrees for five or ten years, and the result can be broken relationships, ruined finances, crushed dreams, no purpose, and no hope. The longer off-azimuth, the harder it may be to get back on azimuth – but it’s never impossible.
This is why we exist – the journey is best made with a battle buddy. We are that battle buddy. These veterans and their families are incredible assets to our nation. Given the opportunity of effective integration, they will continue to serve and lead in our communities and businesses.
Whether a veteran, service member, or civilian supporter, all interactions with GallantFew begin with an Azimuth Check ™. Check your azimuth today to get on the path to a fulfilling and purposeful life.
The GallantFew STAR (Self Training And Response-ability) Program is the method by which GallantFew provides one-on-one mentorship to veterans. The Program encompasses mentorship in the main fitness areas of transition: emotional, spiritual, physical, professional, and social. Objectives within each fitness area are:
- Emotional. A personal growth mindset with a sound emotional state.
- Physical. Healthy and fit lifestyle.
- Spiritual: A life of purpose and direction.
- Professional. A fulfilling career, education, and financial growth.
- Social. Integration and leadership in civilian communities.
The end state: a life full of hope and purpose.
GallantFew was born out of necessity. No government program exists to provide one-on-one transition and reintegration support and counseling to America’s military. Conceived by Karl Monger, a Ranger veteran, GallantFew serves in an effort to make connections and provide hope and purpose. Experiencing his own difficult transition to civilian life and seeing others face the same challenges, he saw a need to make change in the way our military members transition.
What began as a small group of Army Ranger veterans connecting and supporting fellow Rangers over a cup of coffee grew into the bustling organization GallantFew is today, more than a decade later. We maintain our Ranger roots of Leading The Way in all that we do. What was once a small group of men connecting Ranger veterans in their local community expanded to GallantFew today, which serves all branches, all eras, and all veterans.
The mission remains the same: help our military community establish a life of hope and purpose as they enter the next chapter of their lives. Our resources have expanded, our team has multiplied, and our impact has grown exponentially. We serve all members of the military community, but we will never forget our Ranger roots.