Each Team Rubicon’s primary mission is to provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to deliver the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

The Global Need

The last three decades have shown a steady increase in the frequency of disasters, whether earthquake, typhoon, wildfire, or flood. Answering the increased call on disaster response organizations, Team Rubicon Global takes the proven Team Rubicon model and expands it to other nations.

Our Approach

Build the Team Rubicon Network into a global federation of charities united by a common mission.

  • Support the launch of new Team Rubicons
  • Facilitate the Network's operational and business readiness
  • Coach, train, and mentor local TR leaders
  • Enable innovations for TR Network

Promote the TR Network as a global humanitarian and disaster response asset.

  • Coordinate with humanitarian community
  • Establish and leverage strategic partnerships
  • Facilitate and support international TR operations
  • Prioritize engagements with disaster-prone nations

Adherence to the Humanitarian Principles

Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings.

Humanitarian actors must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

Humanitarian action must be carried out on the basis of need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress and making no distinctions on the basis of nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class or political opinions.

Humanitarian action must be autonomous from the political, economic, military or other objectives that any actor may hold with regard to areas where humanitarian action is being implemented.

“OCHA on Message: Humanitarian Principles.” OCHA, www.unocha.org/sites/dms/Documents/OOM-humanitarianprinciples_eng_June12.pdf.