Keynote Speaker Chad Robichaux Inspires Building A Life Of Strength, Courage & Purpose

Mighty Oaks President & Founder
USMC Force Recon Veteran
Best Selling Author
Pro MMA Champion

Chad’s Story

Chad is a former Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. After overcoming his personal battles with PTSd and nearly becoming a veteran suicide statistic, Chad founded the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a leading non-profit, serving the active duty, military veteran and first responder communities around the world with highly successful faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs. Having spoken to over 400,000 active-duty troops and led life-saving programs for over 4,500 active military and veterans at four Mighty Oaks Ranches around the Nation, Chad has become a go-to resource and is considered a subject matter expert on faith-based solutions to PTSd, having advised the former Presidential Administration, Congress, the VA, the DoD, and was appointed to serve as the Chairman of a White House Veterans Coalition.

Chad is also the Co-Founder of Save Our Allies, a non-profit that’s mission is focused on the evacuation and recovery of Americans, our allies and vulnerable people trapped in Afghanistan. Save Our Allies began as a personal quest for Chad, as he set out to rescue his long-time friend and Afghanistan interpreter, but the mission quickly evolved because of Chad’s compassion for people and his servant heart. Since its inception, Save Our Allies has safely evacuated over 17,000 people that were trapped in Afghanistan and is now helping in Ukraine.

Chad is a bestselling author and has written a number of books related to veteran care and overcoming life’s challenges, donating over 250,000 copies to the troops during his resiliency speaking tours. He is regularly featured on national media outlets and his story was notably shared in a short film by I Am Second and the documentary, Never Fight Alone. Currently, a life-story motion picture movie is being produced based on Chad’s #1 best-selling book, An Unfair Advantage.

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. Chad has earned an MBA from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and is a board-certified pastoral counselor with a focus on PTSd. Chad is married to his wife Kathy of 27 years, and they have a daughter and two sons and two granddaughters. Hunter and Hayden are both 3rd generation Marines in the Robichaux family and share Chad’s passion as lifelong martial artists. Chad is also a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the legendary Master Carlson Gracie Jr and is a former Professional Mixed Martial Arts Champion having competed at the highest levels of the sport.

AVAILABLE 1.17.2023

Former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux details the incredible rescue missions that evacuated not only his long-time friend and interpreter, Aziz, but also more than 17,000 Afghans and allies who were left in the grip of the Taliban’s violent regime as the United States military withdrew from Afghanistan.

In April 2021, fourteen years after Robichaux’s eighth and final deployment, the Biden administration announced that the United States military would end its twenty-year occupation in Afghanistan and would pull its military forces from the country by the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. Immediately, Robichaux knew he had to save Aziz and his family. As he began to organize efforts, he realized a greater need to help more of the Afghan people he had come to know and respect. As the deadline for withdrawal drew near, he formed a coalition of nonprofits called Save Our Allies and created Task Force 6:8, which consisted of twelve former special operations veterans, to evacuate American citizens, green card holders, and special immigration visa (SIV) applicants out of the volatile country.

They successfully extracted 12,000 evacuees in a period of ten days and took them to the United Arab Emirates. Then, by partnering with several other nonprofits, they continued to evacuate an average of fifty people per day over the next few weeks so that more than 17,000 were rescued, the largest number for any rescue group and second only to the United States military.

Saving Aziz gives the behind-the-scenes view of the evacuation efforts that saved thousands from the Taliban during a historic humanitarian crisis. In this gripping and eye-opening account, Chad Robichaux describes his experiences with the deep, rich, and complex culture of Afghanistan and its people; his direct interactions with those in the Taliban; his perspective on the twenty-year war that took place under four presidents; and his inside view of what happened in Afghanistan during the United States’ hasty withdrawal.

Affiliations

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is committed to serving the brokenhearted by providing intensive peer-based discipleship through a series of programs, outpost meetings, and speaking events. Our Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs hosts such Men, Women, and Marriage Advance Programs at multiple locations nationwide. The Warriors who attend are fully sponsored for training, meals, and lodging needs to ensure that upon arrival to the ranch, each Warrior is focused solely on his or her recovery and identifying purpose moving forward.

The Mighty Oaks Foundation is a faith-based Veteran service organization that teaches combat Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress how to get beyond combat trauma and live their lives in the manner God intended. Many combat vets are unable to reintegrate back into civilian life, leaving their families to deal with the aftermath of broken homes and suicide at times. By aligning their lives to Biblical principles, these Warriors are able to lead their families, their communities and our nation. Our mission is to serve and restore our nation’s Warriors and families, who have endured hardship through their service to America, and to help them find a new life purpose through hope in Christ and our resiliency and peer-to-peer recovery programs.

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Books

Saving Aziz

Former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux details the incredible rescue missions that evacuated not only his long-time friend and interpreter, Aziz, but also more than 17,000 Afghans and allies who were left in the grip of the Taliban’s violent regime as the United States military withdrew from Afghanistan.

Saving Aziz gives the behind-the-scenes view of the evacuation efforts that saved thousands from the Taliban during a historic humanitarian crisis. In this gripping and eye-opening account, Chad Robichaux describes his experiences with the deep, rich, and complex culture of Afghanistan and its people; his direct interactions with those in the Taliban; his perspective on the twenty-year war that took place under four presidents; and his inside view of what happened in Afghanistan during the United States’ hasty withdrawal.

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An Unfair Advantage

Take a journey with Force Recon Marine and Pro Mixed Martial Arts Champion Fighter, Chad Robichaux, as he shares a glimpse into the life of special operations, competition as a professional fighter, and deep insight into this world’s spiritual battles which we are all engaged. Chad shares personal stories of both success and failure experienced in Afghanistan, the MMA cage, and his biggest fight of all… coming home and facing a struggle with PTSD, a near divorce and almost becoming another veteran suicide statistic. Each chapter shares a parallel story of Biblical time warriors who faced similar struggles and reveals An Unfair Advantage that led them to victory in the midst of those battles. Discover that same advantage for the battles you face and unlock the warrior spirit sewn in YOUR heart by God Himself.

The Truth About PTSD

Instead of wading through the mountain of valid research compiled on Post Traumatic Stress, the answer is found in understanding how we were created. There is hope and freedom on the other side of trauma, but not until you understand some essential truths that will make that freedom possible. You see, our brains and bodies are brilliantly designed to respond normally to the abnormal events of trauma, in order to survive and protect ourselves… that is not a disorder, but a blessing to embrace and be thankful for. Join us as we embark on this journey to discover The Truth About PTSD.

Fight For Us

Fight for Us takes couples on an inspiring journey into the challenges of battling for their marriage, through gut-wrenching times of despair, and then finally to the victory of a renewed relationship grounded in Jesus. Fight for Us delivers a compelling marriage challenge of “five rounds” that teach readers how to develop the never-give-up, never-quit mentality every relationship needs in order to combat the enemy’s constant attacks. Utilizing narrative elements from the real-life story of Chad and Kathy Robichaux, readers will learn how Chad’s deployments to Afghanistan as a Marine–and subsequent career as an MMA fighter–allowed him to disengage from his emotions, his marriage, and his children. Then, when his crippling PTSD brought him to brink of suicide, Kathy’s pastor taught him the “five rounds” of fighting that are necessary in the battle for any marriage: -Believe that God loves you and has a purpose for your life. -Take responsibility for your actions. -Accept that you can’t change the evils that you’ve encountered. -Access God’s power. -Put yourself second. At the end of the rounds, readers will discover God’s design for marriage, which saved Chad and Kathy’s relationship. Today, they aim to pay it forward and share what they’ve learned with other couples. Fight for Us features application sections, discussion prompts, affirmations, and Bible verses, all designed to help readers apply the book’s key marriage principles.

Path to Resiliency

Path to Resiliency was written to challenge the greatest of Warriors, whether military or civilian, man or woman….to be ready for, resilient to, and able to reintegrate from life’s trials and rigors.
You don’t have to go to Iraq or Afghanistan to face the hardships and trials of life. We all find ourselves in moments of adversity and hardship from time to time. When you find yourself in one of those moments, will you have the resiliency to overcome or, when you falter, will you have what it takes to bounce back?

Behind the Lines

Become the warrior you are meant to be.
Behind the Lines is a 365-day devotional written to encourage, empower, and inspire those who serve our nation. No matter your branch of military service, the words found within these pages will equip you with God’s wisdom as you hold the line against evil and protect the innocent.
Discover the true source of:
strength for serving
power for persevering
protection in times of danger
resilience during adversity
peace amid conflict
You are fully equipped, completely prepared, and wholly trained to face your calling from God.

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Liberty University Convocation

The Battle at Home

Out of the Valley

The Warrior Within

Fear Not

Chad on being an MMA Champion

I’ve learned so much through time of being a martial artist and even more so a competitor. I’ve often been asked how I feel about fighting as a Christian. I get the curiosity and conflict people see. After a life of seeing too much trauma I hate violence. YET, martial arts competition to me is a sport, like soccer to some, it is a fight by willing participants and most times rooted in the highest level of respect for your opponent (even if it’s hidden by unnecessary words or bravado). For me the fight was never against an opponent, thankfully I’ve never once had I’ll will towards a competitor, the fight was always against myself. In hard training or competition every day is a fight to challenge and push myself for growth in my mind, my body and in my soul. It is something I will always do a love, and helps me to overcome the fight I face daily to become the man I was created to be. Every day I fight.

– Chad Robichaux – On Being A World MMA Champion

Testimonials

Thank you for sharing your incredible story ... I extend my personal gratitude to you for your distinguished and steadfast service to our country.

President Donald J. Trump45th President of the United States

Chad used his compelling story to draw us in and then point to power of the Gospel. What a powerful testimony

David NasserLiberty University - Senior VP of Spiritual Development

Chad and Kathy Robichaux spoke at our church for Memorial Day. They not only honored our Veterans, but they spoke about life’s challenges and how to overcome those challenges with Jesus Christ as our ultimate Healer. Their personal testimony showed our congregation how to have victory over many of life’s entanglements, from depression to marital struggles, and how Jesus can be our bondage breaker. We now consider this amazing couple part of The Life Church Family!

Pastor Dave BairdThe Life Church (Manassas, VA)

With disarming honesty and faith, Chad and Kathy Robichaux have shared their story here in Brentwood. And God has used their story to rekindle faith and hope in weary hearts, and rekindle love in tired marriages.

Pastor Dave MasonBrentwood Neighborhood Church (Brentwood, CA)

I highly recommend Chad Robichaux to you not only as an outstanding communicator with a great heart and passion, but also as someone who loves the Church and Pastors. Chad understands the unique demands of Pastoral leadership and seeks to come alongside in a complimentary way to partner in reaching the lost, particularly Veterans. The two words I would use to describe Chad are “humility” and “servant."

Tom FerrellLead Pastor, Atascadero Bible Church

I have yet to see anyone in public speaking have such a dynamic effect on people that causes them to make such radical but positive changes in their lives. Chad Robichaux’s integrity, his trustworthiness and faithfulness to all that he does has been a fantastic influence on our leadership team and on the church has as a whole.

Ron WoodsLead Pastor - The Assembly (Broken Arrow, OK)

Chad Robichaux has the heart of a “true warrior:” Compassionate but full of resolve. His message leaves you believing in the greatness of this country and the service members that fought for her. Chad’s dedication to seeing these warriors whole again reveals that God is still in the business of transforming lives. Our congregation is still talking about his visit. We hope he becomes a regular guest here at Bethel Christian Fellowship.

David DominaLead Pastor, Bethel Christian Fellowship (Rochester, NY)

I have personally been involved with and seen the work of Chad Robichaux. In all of these occasions, we have seen men, particularly our Veterans, that were on the verge of suicide just days before, turn their lives completely around with a new sense of hope and purpose for living.

Bruce StewartLead Pastor - Renewal City Church (Spring, TX)

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Chad Robichaux covers a wide range of topics, from our programs to issues Veterans and Active Duty Service Members that we also bring to retreats, conferences, churches and civic events around the country. Chad is also a frequent guest on national media outlets (Fox News, American Family Radio, Forbes, Christian Post) speaking on Veteran issues including Combat Trauma, PTSd and Resiliency. Chad has a passion to share the transformational experience that changed his world and unveiled his purpose.

Military and Media requests are managed by the Mighty Oaks Foundation. Chad’s non-military speaking events are managed by Premiere Speakers Bureau.

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