OUR STORY

Find out why over 200 volunteers give their time to assist Afghan Air Force and Army Special Mission Wing members and their families.

Partner with OSP

Help us stand shoulder to

shoulder with our Afghan allies.

They need us now,

and we will not

abandon them.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
– G.K. Chesterton

In August 2021, the Taliban took control of nearly every major city in Afghanistan. The U.S. was bound by its commitment to withdraw its troops on August 31, and Western countries were left largely unprepared to execute the safe and swift evacuation of those in need.

Operation Sacred Promise was born from this need. Comprised entirely of over 200 volunteers, our organization offers wide-scale evacuation and resettlement assistance to our allies from the Afghan Air Force and Army Special Mission Wing and their families.

To date:

  • Operation Sacred Promise has assisted approximately 1,000 people stateside.
  • Your gifts have successfully evacuated 330 partners and their families.
  • OSP is helping over 2,000 Afghanistan Air Force (AAF), and Special Mission Wing (SWM) and their families relocate with thousands more awaiting assistance.

We commit to working until every ally is safe. This is our sacred promise.

Partner with OSP

Freedom has a price.

Friends are loyal.

we work to

help our friends.

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
– G.K. Chesterton

In August 2021, the Taliban took control of nearly every major city in Afghanistan.  The U.S. was bound by its commitment to withdraw its troops by August 31, and Western countries were left largely unprepared to execute the safe and swift evacuation of those in need.

Operation Sacred Promise was born from this need. Comprised entirely of over 200 volunteers, our organization offers wide-scale evacuation and resettlement assistance to our allies from the Afghan Air Force and Army Special Mission Wing and their families.

To date:

  • Operation Sacred Promise has assisted approximately 1,000 people stateside.
  • Your gifts have successfully evacuated 330 partners and their families.
  • OSP is helping over 2,000 Afghanistan Air Force (AAF), and Special Mission Wing (SWM) and their families relocate with thousands more awaiting assistance.

We commit to working until every ally is safe. This is our sacred promise.

Measure the Impact

Boxes of Food Provided to Afghans in Need

People assisted Stateside

Evacuated Partners and Families

How we help our allies

 

Goal One: The safe and lawful evacuation of at-risk allies and their families from Afghanistan.

Goal Two: The resettlement of these families in the U.S. or other countries, by assisting with their legal status, housing, employment, and social integration.

Goal Three: Legal and policy advocacy to ensure that Afghans are granted full and timely access to the U.S. immigration system.

Meet The Team

Gen. David HicksCEO

General David Hicks served 30 years as an Air Force fighter pilot and General Officer, retiring as a Brigadier General on the Air Force HQ Staff in the Pentagon. He’s commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels, including two combat command tours leading multinational and multi-service forces.

His most recent combat command assignment was as commander of all U.S. and NATO forces tasked with training, advising, and assisting the building of the Afghanistan Air Force.

As a command pilot with over 3,800 flying hours and over 125 combat missions, he has participated in Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Resolute Support.

He currently resides in Las Vegas, NV, and his full biography can be found here.     

Carl MillerPresident

Carl Miller is the President and founder of Operation Sacred Promise. A Command Pilot in the USAF he has twenty years of service and is an instructor in the C-17, T-6, C-208 and AC-208 airframes. While in Afghanistan he worked as an instructor to the Afghan Air Force and was the squadron commander for all flying operations in Kabul. He is currently a National Defense Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.

Chris IbsenCOO

Chris Ibsen is a USAF veteran with 17 years of service and is a command pilot qualified in the U-28, PC-12, C-208, and C-5. Having served most of his career with Air Force Special Operations Command, he has also spent time in DC working as a Legislative Liaison for the Secretary of the Air Force and a liaison to SOF national mission units. He is currently assigned to the 1st Special Ops Wing.

Jessica SerafinFinance

Jessica Serafin is a US Navy Reservist who deployed to Afghanistan as a Foreign Military Sales officer in 2018, working closely with the Afghan Air Force and the Special Mission Wing. She currently works with Lockheed Martin in Washington DC after a successful career with Goldman Sachs in NYC. She has 20 years of experience across multiple financial disciplines, is a CPA and holds an MBA in accounting and finance.

Andrea SolomonOperations

Andrea Solomon is an 18 year veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. A command and control subject matter expert by trade, she served as a US advisor to the Afghanistan Air Force Operation Centers from 2018 – 2019. Previous assignments have found her working as a US Air Advisor and team leader in Central and South America. She holds an MS in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies and is an OSP plank-holder.

Kate KovarovicComms & Legal

Kate Kovarovic is one of OSP’s civilian volunteers, working dual roles with their communications and legal teams. She graduated from American University’s joint JD/MA program in 2012. In Kate’s own words, she’s done a little bit of everything, with experience spanning public communications, international security, human rights and humanitarian law, and veterans law.