Mission Statement: Battalion Bear Pit is dedicated to providing emotional, physical and mental support and guidance to veterans, active duty and pre-military personnel through physical, military style training in order to ease their transition in every stage of their military life ensuring they are able to live their best lives.

Why Are We Doing This? Coach served in Desert Storm and Somalia while in the Marine Corp and, like many who served, now has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He endured it on his own for many years before he was helped by Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Now, it is his turn to give back by helping other veterans get the help they need in hopes that they don’t become one of the 22 veterans that die by suicide every day.

When his son decided to enlist in the Army, he developed his Pre-Military Program to prepare him for the mental and physical aspects of bootcamp and has sent more than 200 young men and women off with a 100% success rate. Now, we want to provide scholarships for military hopefuls who can’t afford this type of support.