President/Founder, Mighty Oaks Foundation
Former Special Ops Force Recon Marine
Former MMA World Champion
- Former Special Ops Force Recon Marine, veteran of eight deployments to Middle East
- Former law enforcement officer
- Board Certified Pastoral Counselor with a focus on PTSD
- Speaks at events, conferences, churches across the country
- Experience doing national television, radio
- Has testified in Veterans’ Court regarding combat trauma and PTSD
- Military life, combat
- Veterans’ issues (particularly PTSD)
- Law enforcement, fatherhood
- Marriage, family life
- Mental health, trauma, recovery
- Overcoming adversity
Fox News, The O’Reilly Factor
DC Men’s Conference
The Mighty Oaks leadership team has the unique ability to connect with the warriors and their families. Since all instructors are program alumni, they each have experienced tragedy and hardships through their service to America. Having endured deployments, family separations and learning to handle the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (both at war and at home), the instructors are able to connect to the students on a peer level, opening a forum that is not found in clinical environments.
The foundation began as a grass roots ministry out of Woods Edge Community Church in Texas and is a story of God’s transformational power to turn tragedy to triumph. It’s a journey that began with one man’s brokenness after combat, one woman’s willingness to fight for her family, their faith in God’s promise that we can rise from the ashes and be mighty oaks of righteousness (Isaiah 61:3) … and the obedience of a team’s bold actions afterwards to pursue God’s call.
“Our American warriors are the best the world has ever known, their commitment to being the Guardians of our Republic is exceptional. However, there are times when these men and women are in need of support. “An Unfair Advantage” is the personal story of one Warrior, US Marine Special Operator and Force Reconnaissance member, Chad Robichaux. Chad is the pure embodiment of a modern day Spartan, and he has the resume to prove it from the battlefields of Afghanistan to the ring of combat as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion. However, the outward Warrior hid an inner pain, a hurt that could not be filled with the prescriptions of the secular world. Chad tried wordly means to heal himself from Post Traumatic Stress, and failed. This walking man of steel was being weakened by the kryptonite that almost ended his marriage, and his life. Then Chad found the real antidote, the power of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with whom we can do all things. Chad’s victory led him to establish the Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation that heals Warriors with the blessings of allowing Jesus Christ into their lives, and they have not lost a Warrior. “An Unfair Advantage” is a must read to give evidence of the real battle, the unseen enemy our troops face. Yet, regardless, it gives witness that the full armor of God is the best means by which our Warriors can win on the spiritual battlefield. It is not about another policy, just trusting in a Savior who has overcome it all…John 16:33.”
Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West (US Army, Retired)
Member of the 112th US Congress
New Book: The Truth about PTSd
Though trauma is not exclusively a combat issue, the War on Terror has put a spotlight on PTSd. Our responses to the abnormal events of trauma were designed to help humans survive and protect themselves… that’s not a disorder, but a blessing.
The question is, with the mountain of valid research compiled on Post Traumatic Stress, how do we move forward?
The answer is found in understanding how we’re created. There is hope and freedom on the other side of trauma, but not until you understand some essential truths that will make that freedom possible.
I Am Second
Other Books by Chad Robichaux
An Unfair Advantage (July, 2017)
Path to Resiliency (February, 2017)
Marriage Advance: Love Never Gives Up (September, 2015)