Board

Terry English is a founder and former Director of Baring Vostok Capital Partner an asset management firm specializing in private equity in the former Soviet Union. Prior to Baring Vostok, Terry was a managing partner at PHIBRO, the commodity trading arm of Salomon Inc. He currently serves on the boards of several CLO funds managed by Canaris Capital Management. Over the years, Terry has served on a number of nonprofit boards including: the Eurasia Foundation, The Veterans Multi Service Center of Philadelphia, the US/Russia Business Council, and the Mohonk Preserve. He holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance 76’ and a BA from the University of Portland 68’. He is a Vietnam Veteran serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1968 until 1974 and in the Army Reserves from 1974 to 1983. In 2017 Terry was awarded the Silver St. Philip of Neri Award by the Special Forces Association for his support of Green Berets and their families.

Terry English

President

Lieutenant General Bennet Sacolick began his United States Army career enlisting as a private in 1981 and retired 35 years later as a Lieutenant General.  He completed his career in July 2016, as the Director for Strategic Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center where he wrote and assessed National Security Strategies and provided policy recommendations on behalf of the White House and National Security Council.  Bennet is a career Special Forces Officer with extensive experience in analyzing and providing innovative solutions to complex strategic problems. He has conducted operations in more than 35 countries spanning 4 continents and worked directly with US Ambassadors and their country teams, senior foreign military and government representatives in each country.  He also participated in combat operations in El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Bennet has a BA in Psychology, San Francisco State University, a MS in Administration, Central Michigan University, was selected as a U.S. Army War College Fellow at the Central Intelligence Agency and completed their MI Graduate Studies Program.  Bennet now serves as the President of his own company, Cape Fear Global Solutions where he consults on national security issues, strategic planning and leader development. He also serves as a senior mentor for the Army War College and serves as an advisor on numerous corporate boards.

Bennet Socolick

Vice President

Mike is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major with over ten years of service in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland in Business Management and MA from Pepperdine University in Human Resource Management. Mike is a seasoned, experienced, and fully competent personnel management administrator with over 20 years direct hands-on work in both public and private sector employment. He also performs various volunteer duties for other local charitable organizations. He is currently working with the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina teaching the “Green Beret Leadership and Teambuilding Course” developed for high school students. This program is in its 5th year and is now an elective credit course that students can use for qualifying graduation credits from high school. Mike holds a number of positions within the Special Forces Community. He is President of the South Carolina Special Forces Foundation; President of Chapter XXXIV, Special Forces Association; he is also an active participant with the Special Forces Association National Headquarters located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Mike Mika

Secretary

Chip is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and has more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He adheres to the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics for integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence.  Chip established Milestone Advisory Partners with his team members in September 2015.  Previously in his career, he served as managing director of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms, and as a financial consultant and branch manager at Merrill Lynch.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in Scottish literature from the University of Glasgow.  Chip is a native of North Carolina, where he lives today with his family. In his free time, Chip enjoys CrossFit and beekeeping.

Chip Hasty

Treasurer

David Coffey

Board Member

Kevin Crawford

Board Member

Fred Dummar

Board Member

Chad Faulkner

Board Member

Ronnie McCan

Board Member

Wade Owens

Board Member

Lisa Marie Riggins

Board Member

Darsie Rogers

Board Member

Richard Steiner

Board Member

Paul Theofanous

Board Member

Phil Vottiero

Board Member

Susan Marlowe

Honorary Board Member

Dodie McCracken

Honorary Board Member

Robin Pickel

Honorary Board Member

Phyllis Sheffer

Honorary Board Member

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The SFCT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  EIN: 27-4209721

Special Forces Charitable Trust

Mailing: P.O. Box 53,  Southern Pines, NC  28388

Street: 677 S. Bennett Street,  Southern Pines, NC  28387

Office: 910-725-7034

Info@specialforcescharitabletrust.org