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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. trump

45th President of the United States



Chad's remarkable journey is a testament to his unwavering dedication to serving our nation's heroes and those in need. A former Force Recon Marine and DoD Contractor, he boasts an impressive eight deployments to Afghanistan as part of a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force. However, Chad's story is not just about combat experience; it's a narrative of resilience, redemption, and a mission to save lives.


Beyond his military career, Chad has continued to dedicate himself to safeguarding our nation. He's worked as a Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service. He also lent his expertise to the US State Department, where he served as a Surveillance Detection Senior Program Manager. His exceptional work in law enforcement was recognized with the prestigious Medal of Valor, an acknowledgment of his extraordinary bravery that exceeded the call of duty.


He holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), underscoring his dedication to excellence. Furthermore, he's a board-certified pastoral counselor specializing in helping individuals navigate the complexities of PTSD.

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Having battled his own demons, including the haunting specter of PTSD, Chad emerged from the darkest depths of despair, where he feared he would become another veteran suicide statistic, to found the Mighty Oaks Foundation. This exceptional non-profit organization has become a beacon of hope, providing faith-based combat trauma and resiliency programs to active duty personnel, military veterans, and first responders worldwide.


He has shared his insights and experiences with over 400,000 active-duty troops and led life-saving programs for over 4,500 active military and veterans at four Mighty Oaks Ranches nationwide. His expertise in faith-based solutions for PTSD is widely recognized, with Chad advising key entities such as the former Presidential Administration, Congress, the VA, and the DoD. His devotion to the cause is further exemplified through his position as Chairman of a White House Veterans Coalition.





Saving Aziz is a story of war and rescue, of mission accomplished and work still to be done. This gripping account of two war heroes and friends puts human hearts and names alongside the headlines of one of the most harrowing moments in our history.

bestselling author

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.

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"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."

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Chad, with a loving 27-year marriage to his wife Kathy, is a proud father of a daughter and two sons and a doting grandfather to two precious granddaughters. In the Robichaux family, the legacy of the Marines runs deep, with Hunter and Hayden proudly continuing the tradition as 3rd generation Marines who share Chad's lifelong dedication to martial arts.


Adding to his impressive list of achievements, Chad holds the esteemed rank of a 4th-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, a testament to his mastery under the legendary Master Carlson Gracie Jr. Furthermore, he boasts a remarkable past as a Professional Mixed Martial Arts Champion, having competed at the pinnacle of the sport. Chad's life is a tapestry woven with love, family, martial arts excellence, and a legacy of service that spans generations.

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Chief of Staff — Mighty Oaks Foundation

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