Clay Hunt (1982-2011)

“If I had one thing to say to my fellow veterans, it would be this: Continue to serve, even though we have taken off our uniforms. No matter how great or small your service is, it is desired and needed by the world we live in today. It doesn’t matter what it is, it only matters that you are continuing to put others before yourself, just like you did when you were in the military. Actions like that are the only sure ways to bring about the positive social change that our country and our world need so badly these days.”

Applications open once a quarter. Please review the requirements in our FAQ’s section and apply!

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CHFP Components

Mission Focused

Our Mission: The Clay Hunt Fellows Program equips the veteran with tools to redefine their purpose and self-identity out of uniform for a life of continued service through a 6-month curriculum of personal growth and discovery.

Guiding Principles

Commitment to growth: Having a willingness to be vulnerable and embrace a growth mindset. Moral Integrity: Leading a life guided by your moral compass. Servant leadership: Be stewards of Clay’s legacy by inspiring others and bettering one’s community.

First Trek: Base Camp

What is Base Camp? Fellows will complete a six-month Base Camp curriculum focused on personal growth through strengths discovery, self-awareness exploration, focused cohort discussions, reading, and guided self-reflection assignments. Upon completion, Fellows will be equipped to better lead in their communities and within Team Rubicon.

After the Summit: Alumni

After graduation, fellows will be better prepared and more self-aware alumni as the continue their journey. The CHFP cadre will support and mentor fellows into their new trajectory whether that be emergency management, internships, international work, etc. Additionally they will be connected with our external partners for continued support and growth.

Clay's Story

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program is named in honor of Marine veteran, and original member of Team Rubicon, Clay Hunt.  Clay was one of the first to deploy to Haiti which the existence of Team Rubicon was born. He continued to serve others who needed help despite his inner struggle with PTS. Ultimately, took his own life in 2011. We honor him today through the Clay Hunt Fellows Program, a personal development and growth program for veterans. His dedication to service and helping others is a legacy we hope to promote within the veteran community. His fierce dedication to others has inspired a new generation of veterans to continue service and lead by example, through the Fellows Program.

Interested In The Program?

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CHFP Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Clay Hunt Fellows Program?

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program opens quarterly and equips the veteran with tools to redefine their purpose and identity out of uniform for a life of continued service. Fellows will complete a six-month Base Camp curriculum focused on emotional intelligence through strengths finders discovery, self-awareness exploration and personal assessments, focused cohort discussions, reading, and guided self-reflection assignments. Upon completion, Fellows will be equipped to better lead in their communities and within Team Rubicon. This will be available on a quarterly basis.

What does base camp self-discovery mean?

Over the course of the six-month base camp curriculum, you will be guided through a series of programs and assessments which foster opportunities for you to explore yourself, who you are, and what you want to become. Assessments include The YouSchool, The Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder and Enneagram.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be signed up with Team Rubicon and is open to any U.S. veteran (active, separated, or retired) with a discharge status of "Other Than Honorable or above". We are currently not accepting any international veterans at this time.

Should I Apply?

Yes! If you ever wondered who you really are out of uniform, have a desire to grow and develop into your full potential, this program could be a good fit for you! An ideal applicant embodies the CHFP Core Values: Commitment to growth – Having a willingness to be vulnerable and embrace a growth mindset.Moral Integrity – Leading a life guided by your moral compass. Servant leadership – Be stewards of Clay’s legacy by inspiring others and bettering one’s community

Who can write my Letter of Recommendation (LOR)?

We prefer an L.O.R from a Team Rubicon member, but if needed, we will accept one from someone you’ve previously served or worked with.

What are the time and travel commitments?

An estimated weekly commitment is 5-10 hours a week of remote, virtual work. While the program is done remotely, you’ll be required to travel twice during this fellowship: orientation and graduation. TR will cover the expenses and the time commitment is 3-5 days.Orientation will be virtual a few hours a day during the course of the week.

What is the applications process like?

When applications close, there is a time period of about two months while the TR leadership reviews applications through 5 phases: Initial Screening, Alumni Peer Review, Selection for Interview, Video Interview and Selection Board. You will be notified via email and/or phone during the process and selection. Typically this takes about 2 months.

What can I do after the CHFP?

The Base Camp curriculum is intended to better equip you to lead a life of service out of uniform. After graduation, CHFP Cadre will continue to work with you to identify the next steps. Possible follow-on opportunities include careers in Emergency Management, Rebuild, construction, Team Rubicon internships, humanitarian or disaster recovery work. You will be part of the ever-growing Alumni community. There is where you will be able to continue to grow and support the fellowship through various activities and events.

Do I have to deploy on Ops?

Fellows are allowed to deploy on operations and funding will be provided to allow them to go but it is not required.

Do I have to be a volunteer leader to apply? What about my volunteer leadership position?

No, any veteran can apply. Many applicants apply while holding leadership roles within Team Rubicon, and we ask fellows accepted into the program to step down from those positions in order to focus on the CHFP. They can step back into the role after the fellowship.

I’ve applied before, can I use previous documents such as essay questions and letters of recommendations?

Yes, you can re-use your letters of recommendations if written within the past year. While you can reuse your essay questions, it might be worth reviewing to add examples and more information to make your application stand out!

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please reach out to [email protected]biconusa.org if you have more questions!

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Clay Hunt Fellows

  • Base Camp 5

    • Marc Baker

      United States Army

      Glomani Bravo-Lopez

      United States Marine Corps

      Iris Bruton

      United States Army

      Eric Carrasco

      United States Marine Corps

      Alyssa Dawson

      United States Air Force

      Brandon Foster

      United States Marine Corps

      Dan Huvane

      United States Marine Corps

      Preston Lyons

      United States Navy

      Elizabeth Pereda

      United States Marine Corps

      Chris Sherwood

      United States Army Reserve

      Alandra Swords

      United States Marine Corps

      Rich Veith

      United States Army

  • Base Camp 4

    • David "Scott" Blackketter

      United States Coast Guard

      Courtney Castillo

      United States Army

      Samuel Danna

      United States Army

      Russ Fincher

      United States Coast Guard

      Ananias "AJ" Hill

      United States Air Force

      Sara Huibregtse

      United States Navy & Army National Guard

      Keith James

      United States Army

      Kevin Johnston

      United States Army

      Barry Pemberton

      United States Army

      Andrei Roberge

      Canadian Army

      Kristina Sawyckyj

      United States Navy Reserves

      Nate Slavik

      United States Navy

  • Base Camp 3

    • Daniel Abadilla

      United States Army

      Preston Barker

      United States Marine

      Erich Allman

      United States Navy

      Justin Buckner

      United States Army

      Eric Dunn

      United States Marine

      Keith Leung

      United States Navy

      Tara Patterson

      United States Marine

      Elizabeth Saunders

      United States Navy

      Robert Schwartz

      United States Air Force

      Kyle Shutic

      United States Marine Corps

      Peter Varney

      United States Air Force

      Christopher Waters

      United States Coast Guard & United States Air Force

  • Base Camp 2

    • Justin Ball

      United States Army

      Rob Cilla

      United States Air Force

      Jonathen Davis

      United States Navy

      Joe "Panda" Dietz

      United States Navy

      Mark Hayward

      United States Army

      Kevin Hough

      United States Air Force

      Adam Korkow

      United States Marine Corps

      Carol McCoy

      United States Army

      Brian Ojalehto

      United States Marine Corps

      Rob Passmore

      CT Air National Guard

      Leland Turner

      United States Air Force

      Ryan Weisheyer

      United States Marine Corps

  • Base Camp 1

    • Atiya Corbett

      U.S. Marine Corps

      Nika Hermes

      U.S. Navy

      Jess Johnson

      U.S. Army

      Raechel Liska

      Wisconsin National Guard

      Bernie Lodge

      U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard 

      Juan Ortiz-Giro

      U.S. Coast Guard

      S.C. Parker

      U.S. Army

      Joseph Reno

      U.S. Marine Corps Reserves

      Britni Ryan

      U.S. Navy  

      Justin Warner

      U.S. Air Force 

      Lawerence Montoya

      U.S. Army 

  • Cohort 19-2 (N)

    • Patrick Black

      United States Army

      Jeff Burns

      United States Marine Corps

      Krysti Corbett

      United States Army

      Glen Hannaman

      United States Army

      Luke Hundley

      United States Army

      Cylissa Mowatt

      United States Navy

      Jason Roberts

      United States Army

      Scott Seager

      United States Army

      Adam Sosa

      United States Marine Corps

      Melanie Verdin

      United States Navy

      Robert “Sledge” Simmons

      United States Coast Guard

      Charles Lacoste

      United States Army

  • Cohort 19-1(H)

    • Beau Rodriguez

      U.S Navy

      Danielle Revette

      United States Navy

      Atheel Al Aquel

      U.S. Army

      Richard Bly

      United States Army

      Tomás De Oliveira  

      United States Marine Corps

      Ginger Lawrence

      United States Marine Corps

      Dylan Nuttle

      United States Marine Corps

      Christopher Reeves

      United States Army

      Cindy Robison

      United States Air Force

      Sam Schreier

      United States Army

      David Turner

      Army National Guard

  • Cohort 8

    • Billy Dempsey

      United States Navy

      Nicholas Elter

      U.S. Marine Corps

      Ronald Najarro

      U.S. Marine Corps

      Eliot Tucker

      U.S. Army

  • Cohort 7

    • Windy Burton

      United States Navy

      Donna Burdett

      United States Navy

      Anthony Celani

      United States Army

      Jaime Cullen-Dega 

      United States Army

      Yusra Kauppila 

      United States Marine Corps

      Benjamin Kennedy

      United States Marine Corps,

      Amber Laughlin

      United States Army

      Amanda McDonald

      United States Army

      Ashley Peterson

      United States Navy

      Joe Quinto

      United States Marine Corps

      Thomas Walmsley

      United States Army

      Matthew Watson 

      United States Marine Corps, Kentucky Army National Guard

  • Cohort 6

    • Jason Asnes

      United States Navy

      Jose Avila  

      United States Air Force

      Brian Calcagno

      Army National Guard

      Courtney Collum

      United States Coast Guard

      Kirstin Daniels

      United States Air Force

      Jessica Gutierrez

      United States Air Force

      Teaira Johnson

      United States Army

      Elliot Rios

      United States Marine Corps

  • Cohort 5

    • Andrew Hanna

      United States Army

      Traci Rankin

      United States Army

      Brandon Callahan

      United States Marine Corps

      Sandra Rollings

      United States Army

      David Dodds

      United States Army

      Michael Lloyd

      United States Navy

      Eli Rivera

      United States Coast Guard, United States Army Reserve