Operation Song’s Mission is to empower veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through the process of songwriting.
Our Vision is to become the premier songwriting organization serving the active duty military and veteran community, to expand our programs stateside and overseas, and to train others in our model.
Our Goal is to establish Operation Song as a unique and viable treatment option, using creative and integrative therapies to help individuals recover from the stress of war and improve the quality of their lives.
WHO WE ARE
Our Board of Directors includes veterans of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, professional songwriters, and others dedicated to serving the military.
Bob ReganCEO/Executive Director
A Grammy and Dove Award-nominated songwriter with over 200 songs recorded by artists from Keith Urban to Roy Rogers, has garnered 11 ASCAP Most Performed awards. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Davis.
Don GoodmanVice President
A Grammy Award-nominated songwriter, is listed in the Billboard top 100 all-time country songwriters. His hits include “Ol’ Red”, recorded by Blake Shelton and “Angels Among Us” recorded by Alabama and Demi Lovato.
ENT Director, Tootsies, Former Marine, Vietnam Veteran, Volunteer
Jimmy Ray SellsBoard Member
Songwriter/Performer, Vietnam Veteran, US Navy, Volunteer
Michael ByerBoard Member
Director SOAR, Veteran, Iraq, Afghanistan, US Army Volunteer, Military Liason
Michael CowgerBoard Member
Retired, Vietnam Veteran, Veterans Advocate
I went to see my routine weekly psychologist on Tuesday and he said “Chris this is our 5th session and this is the most relaxed I’ve ever seen you.” “So again I say Thank You BROTHER ’cause you didn’t help me unlock that door we kicked that Fucker open together!!!!!”
Chris, a veteran of Iraq, who helped pull down the statue of Saddam.
Abbey, my wife, described it best when she said the writing of the song was a game changer.
Chuck A, Iraq veteran
This is such an incredible thing… I literally feel like it has been therapeutic for me. Please never stop doing what you do as I know it is helping so many individuals.
Crissie C. Gold Star Wife
I think it was wrong to have relieved General McArthur his command. I think we should have gone into Manchuria and got an unconditional surrender of the enemy. You cannot win a war in a courtroom. You have to kill the SOB’s
Carl Murphy, a Korean War Veteran, who’s song, “The Forgotten War,” is now performed every Memorial Day at the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC.