Silent Warriors Scholarship Fund

“Recon Jack,” known to all Reconnaissance marines, is used in the SWSF’s logo in memory of fallen “S

“Recon Jack,” known to all Reconnaissance marines, is used in the SWSF’s logo in memory of fallen “Silent Warriors.” www.silentwarriorscholarshipfund.com

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:03 PM.

Reconnaissance marines along with their brothers-in-arms, the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), are known to conduct their missions stealthily without drawing attention. They are the “Silent Warriors.”

Brent Phillips is on a mission to provide scholarships to the family members of these “Silent Warriors.” Phillips is president of the Silent Warriors Scholarship Fund (SWSF). 

“Our mission is to improve the educational and occupational opportunities for family members of current and former Recon and MARSOC marines,” he said. 

The idea for a scholarship fund grew out a conversation that Phillips had with his mother.

“We were talking about ways to honor the memory of fallen marines in the Recon and MARSOC community. She presented the idea of a simple scholarship — a set amount every year. That idea has matured into what the SWSF is today.”

The SWSF was formed in October 2010 and one year later awarded $2,000 in scholarship money. In 2012, awards totaled $20,000. 

“Our goal in 2013 is to give away at least $100, 000,” said Phillips.



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