The Warrior Alliance, Inc.
Operation Double Eagle
Issue Area: Education and Employment
The Warrior Alliance’s Operation Double Eagle premier golf course facility coordinates vocational rehab, provides on-the-job training in an apprentice setting, and identifies subsequent employment for veterans interested in construction, irrigation, facility management and other related fields. This unique program is located in Georgia, which has a high military population and a large number of transitioning service members. The state has granted a long-term minimal cost lease of the long-neglected Roosevelt Memorial Golf Course in Warm Springs, Georgia to Warrior Alliance, who has partnered with state, federal, and private employment resources to create a golf course working laboratory that provides wounded, ill, and injured veterans with new skills and subsequent employment. Operation Double Eagle builds upon free education from the Georgia Technical College system, and employs veterans in the restoration and daily operation the course, designed in the 1920s by famed golf architect, Donald Ross for Franklin D. Roosevelt. A Bob Woodruff Foundation grant will enable The Warrior Alliance to construct a golf course performance center, a construction and maintenance laboratory facility for wounded, ill, and injured veterans. This fledgling program will serve 50 veterans in the initial year, but the completed performance center will endure and serve veteran participants long after this investment.