Operator Registration

We’re excited you’re interested in joining the STAR Network program. Please check the requirements to see if you qualify to participate.

Operator Requirements

  • Wish to transition into the competitive business environment
  • Remain in the Tampa Bay area
  • Attend networking events with different civilian partners with the goal of creating enduring relationships
  • Mentor future operators after you successfully transition
  • Within two (2) years of retirement
  • Pay a one-time membership fee of $50.00

Operator Registration Form

I can't say enough about what the STAR program is doing for transitioning senior leaders in the Special Operations community or what it has done for me in the process.

Shawnretired Colonel, Army Ranger

I'm a recently retired Green Beret Colonel with nearly 3 decades of experience in global special operations and commanding bases overseas. The dedicated mentors at STAR opened doors to opportunities I wouldn't have had access to. Transition was challenging, but through STAR I found a VP role shaping the operations and strategy of a Tampa Bay Times Top 20 Workplace.

Edretired Colonel, Army Special Forces

'm a retiring SEAL Captain with a 29-year military background that has included various leadership roles throughout the SEAL Teams including stateside & overseas assignments, several deployments, and some challenging combat leadership positions. My next chapter is the result of working with STAR, which helped me focus on “what’s next” by introducing me to key community members in several industries.  Two STAR mentors in particular opened my eyes to the benefits and excitement associated with a small start-up.  As a result, I have taken a path I would never have considered before STAR.

Johnretired Captain, SEAL

I am a retired Army Special Operations Aviation Colonel with a diverse background in operations, resourcing, and acquisition. Through STAR I discovered how to market my passion for leader development, resulting in multiple academic and commercial business opportunities.  Ultimately, I found a role working with high net worth individuals to develop strategies to achieve personal and financial goals for a leading financial group based in Tampa.

Joelretired Colonel, 160th SOAR (Night Stalker)