About Chad Robichaux, BCPC, MBA
Chad M. Robichaux is president and founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization serving the military community, with highly successful peer-to-peer, faith-based, combat-trauma recovery programs and combat-resiliency conferences. Chad and his team are dedicated to helping America’s warriors and their families suffering from the unseen wounds of combat such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS(d)). To date he has reached hundreds of thousands of veteran and active-duty service members through Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs and his much celebrated speaking events.
Chad is a former Force Reconnaissance Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. He has earned an MBA from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and is a board-certified pastoral counselor with a focus on PTS(d). Chad and his wife, Kathy, have been married for twenty-two years and have three children. Their family has faced the challenges of PTS after years of his deployments. However, they now share a story of a victory in Christ and have dedicated their lives to sharing that story to mentor others like them. Chad is a widely sought-after public speaker and one of the leading experts on PTS(d), and military and veteran issues, providing advice to the nation’s highest-ranking flag officers. He has advised the current presidential administration on the best and most-effective faith-based solutions for veterans’ care. Chad has testified in Veteran Courts regarding combat trauma and PTS(d) . He has written a bestselling book on the subject, and has been featured on such media outlets as Fox News, Forbes, The O’Reilly Factor, Glenn Beck, USA Today, Christian Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, and a short biography film by I Am Second.
In addition to Chad’s military service, he has served our nation as a Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service and the US State Department as a Surveillance Detection Senior Program Manager. Chad is a Medal of Valor recipient for his bravery beyond the call of duty in law enforcement. Outside of his work with veterans, Chad and his sons train and teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is a third-degree black belt under the legendary Master Carlson Gracie Jr. and a former Pro MMA world champion who has used his platform to advocate for civilian support of America’s warriors returning home while competing in the sport’s biggest events such as NBC’s World Series of Fighting, StrikeForce, Bellator FC, and Legacy FC.