Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stalnecker of Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs (MOWP) will release their new book “Path to Resiliency” on January 5, 2017 in ebook and soft cover formats. With a foreword by US Army (retired) Major General Bob Dees, Author of “The Resilience Trilogy” and Founder of the Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty University, “Path to Resiliency” explores how the greatest of Warriors, both military and civilian, can be ready for, resilient to, and able to reintegrate from life’s greatest trials and challenges.
Robichaux explains, “The intent of this book is to equip our Warriors with the knowledge and resources to be resilient to the rigors of war and military life, as well as to share with you the lessons of Spiritual Resiliency we have learned by working with many combat veterans at Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs, by not only leading them to restoration, hope and a new purpose, but finding the strength to be truly resilient to every hardship this world might throw at us. By applying the proven principles that Mighty Oaks has integrated to heal our Warrior’s spiritual and mental wounds, anyone can become prepared, strong, and spiritually resilient to trials that come our way.”
Since it’s inception, MOWP have helped struggling combat veterans and active duty military find hope, healing and purpose after trauma. More than 1,200 alumni have graduated from MOWP programs, with a 100% success rate in suicide prevention and nearly as effective in preventing divorce. MOWP receives hundreds of active duty military on official orders to attend their programs from the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy. As an extension of their foundational belief that “No Man Fights Alone”, the authors plan to donate a minimum of 5,000 copies of “Path to Resiliency” to members of the military during their 2017 Military Resiliency Speaking Engagements nationwide.
Mighty Oaks is highly utilized for resiliency conferences by units from all branches of the military returning from and deploying to combat theaters. In 2016 alone, Robichaux conducted presentations to over 20,000 troops for combat readiness, ranging from Special Operations Pre-Deployment Resiliency Conferences, to Spiritual Resiliency presentations, to presenting to thousands of recruits at USMC Boot Camps.
Why would Mighty Oaks be looked at as a resource for combat resiliency? The reason is simple. Through the methodologies they have used at Mighty Oaks and the evaluation of those who have experienced combat, they have discovered that the very same methods they use to “heal” PTSD are equally effective if implemented prior to traumatic events such as those experienced in combat. This makes MOWP not only an effective post-combat program but also a pre-combat program using a methodology they would simply refer to as “Spiritual Resiliency”.
Robichaux and Stalnecker have both experienced firsthand the issues our military and their families face surrounding issues of combat trauma.
Robichaux served our country as a Special Operations Force Recon Marine and Department of Defense Contractor with eight deployments to Afghanistan and as part of a Joint Special Operations Command Task Force, as well as a Special Agent with the US Federal Air Marshal Service and the US State Department as a Surveillance Detection Senior Program Manager. He has earned an MBA and is a board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a focus on PTSD. Now, as Founder of Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs, Robichaux and his family are dedicated to sharing their personal story of PTSD and mentoring those who are struggling with these issues.
In his youth, Stalnecker dreamed of a career in the Marine Corps. He began his military career via an Infantry Officer Course in Quantico, VA before being assigned to First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division as an infantry platoon commander. As part of First Battalion, Stalnecker and the Fifth Marines breeched the berm separating Kuwait and Iraq to secure the first major objective on Operation Iraqi Freedom. This campaign lead to a road march that would see his battalion occupy Baghdad and seize the presidential palace on the Tigris River. During this time, God turned Jeremy’s passion to full-time ministry. After serving at several churches in Pastoral Roles, Stalnecker was offered the Executive Director position with Mighty Oaks, which pairs his military background with his ministry experience to uniquely serve and minister to hurting veterans, service members and their families.
Stalnecker continues. “In a world that is anything but resilient in the face of the many traumas and hardships that we all encounter, we need to understand and stay on the path that will keep us moving forward in a meaningful way. Our hope is that, military or civilian, The Path to Resiliency will serve as a guide to equip the reader to be ready for, resilient to, and able to recover from the inevitable trials of life.”
“Path to Resiliency” is available for preorder direct from the Mighty Oaks store, here.
About Mighty Oaks
Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of our active-duty military, veterans and their families who are suffering from the effects of PTSD and combat trauma. With an intensive peer-based program men, women, and couples, Mighty Oaks is committed to helping Warriors overcome their enduring hardship after service to America through instructional sessions, camaraderie, and team building activities, programs teach Warriors to overcome the past experience and move forward into a life of purpose. The Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs work on the frontlines to fight the staggering national statistics of 22 veteran suicides per day and staggering divorce rates among military families.
Source: FrontGate Media