Premiering: May 16th
Noon – 3pm ET
In association with:
SOFIC is the single most important opportunity for the SOF community to interact with industry and collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operations. SOFIC is the premier conference for the SOF community to develop, nurture, and exercise its growing network between industry, government, academia, and international partners.
Each year, SOFIC serves as the premier conference for the SOF community to develop, nurture, and exercise its growing network between industry, government, academia, and international partners. By leveraging the depth, breadth, and diversity of this network, the SOF community can boost its velocity, multiply its productivity, and diversify its capabilities to meet the changing demands of SOF operators.
In Partnership with Genesis Communications, www.Fite.TV & Display Social media platform and in association with the 2K2M Global Network, FX Group and United Cities Productions, we are delighted to present to you: “Oscar Mic” – Special Operations International Conference (SOFIC) Live!
Streamed on large social media platforms and local radio stations across the country.
From our mobile production studio in Tampa, Guests will include Generals, Commanders, Operators, and Contractors working within the Special Operation Forces and other veterans who make an impact in protecting America. This will be a global LIVE production streamed over video & radio platforms, reaching millions of people across the globe.
FITE TV, News Talk Florida and Display Social will be continuing to host ground-breaking live programming that will include our three (3) hour Live broadcast right in the heart of downtown Tampa.
Ranger, Green Beret, Army (SMU) Special Mission Unit veteran – BOB KELLER has spent his entire military career – more than 22 years – in this country’s most elite units.
Now, as founder and CEO of Gamut Resolutions, the skills he acquired during hundreds of gunfights are much sought after by law enforcement officers, SWAT teams, corporate security personnel and civilians. Bob specializes in pistol and carbine courses where he teaches only what works – what students need to know to win a gunfight – complete mastery of the fundamentals. Based upon the rigid standards of today’s special operations community, Bob’s students learn target discrimination, sound tactical judgment and precision shooting that is almost surgical. His goal is to save lives.
RYAN FUGIT is a former US Army Officer and aviator, former CIA officer, former Googler, and current Director in Tech.
He’s the host of Combat Story, a podcast where he’s interviewed over 60 veterans about their combat experience from WWII to the Global War on Terror and even fighting in Syria and Ukraine. His guests include former Tier 1 operators from Delta Force and DEVGRU (SEAL Team Six); in addition to Rangers, Special Forces, Marine Recon, Air Force Pararescue, JTACs, and Gun Pilots; British SAS, Australian SASR, and Canadian JTF2; and even civilians turned foreign fighters who left everything behind to go fight ISIS on the front lines.
KAJ LARSEN is an award-winning filmmaker, correspondent, and serves on the Boards of Advisors to the Veteran service organization Team Rubicon Global.
He was recently the Senior Correspondent and Producer for Now This News. He previously hosted the Emmy Award winning series VICE on HBO. At VICE Kaj has produced documentaries on conflict and national security issues. Prior to Now This and Vice Kaj was a correspondent at CNN as a member of CNN’s Special Investigations and Documentary unit, and at Current TV Kaj helped develop the Emmy Award winning Vanguard Journalism series.
He has since gone on to report from war zones and conflict spots around the world, with reporting distinguished by his in-field and in-depth examination of difficult and dangerous topics around conflict zones, national security, and criminal justice. Prior to his work in television, Kaj spent five years on active duty serving as a US Navy SEAL. As a Lieutenant he led a team of special warfare personnel in covert operations overseas deploying as a detachment Commander in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He continues his service as a SEAL.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL (RETIRED) SCOTT MANN is a former U.S. Army Green Beret with tours all over the world including Colombia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan.
He is a warrior storyteller and the founder of Rooftop Leadership where he shares the rapport-building skills he learned in Special Forces to help today’s leaders make better human connections in high-stakes, low-trust engagements. Scott is the #1 International Best-Selling Author of Game Changers, Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists, and has spoken on three TEDx stages.
Scott is also a playwright and actor in his recent play brought to film about the Afghan War and the unforeseen cost of war on our Veterans called “Last Out”, which will be available on Amazon Prime in 2022. Scott is also the founder of Task Force Pineapple where he actively advocates in Congress and on national media outlets such as CNN, Fox, and ABC for the safe passage and resettlement of our abandoned Afghan Allies. He is also the founder of the 501c3, The Heroes Journey, where he helps warriors, first responders, and their families find their voices and tell their stories to bridge the civilian-military divide.
Kristian Krempel – FX Group, LLC.- President, The Power Station Studio, LLC.- Partner, Pinstripe Productions, LLC.- Partner
A seasoned 25-year veteran in the lifestyle, sports & entertainment marketing sectors. Extensive experience in advertising, branding, film, Live TV, music & live activations. Using the global awareness and power of entertainment, Krempel honed his career structuring integrated marketing and promotional alliances under Mark McCormack’s leadership for the Super Firm IMG/International Management Group as a “Event Director” for IMG’s “Made for TV” sports television division – Trans World International including the “PGA Skins Game” & “Office Depot Father/Son PGA Challenge”.
Subsequently, Krempel relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina as “Tournament Director” for the newly created ATP Tennis Tour “Hellman’s Cup” and, later to Lima, Peru for the ATP Tour event “Samsung Open”. Krempel was responsible for establishing the IMG footprint in Latin America and became the youngest “Tournament Director” in ATP Tour history.
Krempel created a niche by working directly with some of the largest brands and their 501c3 programs by creating marketing activations surrounding “Enshrinement Weeks” and monetizing existing and creating new inventory for the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, NFL Alumni and NASCAR Hall of Fame. Following a lateral move from Professional Sports to the Music & TV space and creating similar type sponsorships & activations for the Grammy, Primetime Emmy, Daytime Emmy, Golden Globes, Miss America, Latin Grammy, Billboard Music and American Music Award Shows.
Clients have included some of the most iconic brands in sports & entertainment including the Grammy, Latin Grammy, Golden Globes, Country Music Awards, Emmy Awards, American Music Awards , Billboard Music Awards, United States Polo Association, Miss America, NFL, Pro Football Hall of Fame, ESPN Outdoors, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Americas Cup, PGA & Senior PGA Tours & ATP Tour.