Fishing For The Mission 22

Operation Tackle 22: Empowering Heroes Through Therapeutic Fishing and Vocational Training.

Welcome to Operation Tackle 22, a peer-to-peer leadership development and vocational mentorship program dedicated to preventing suicide and promoting healing among our heroes. Our program offers a unique approach that combines therapeutic fishing experiences with vocational training, providing a path towards stability and success.

Through offshore fishing trips in rich marine habitats teeming with whales, sharks, tuna, swordfish, and marlin, we create an immersive and captivating experience for our participants. As part of our mentorship and vocational training program, each veteran is provided with the opportunity to attend Captain’s School. This comprehensive training program offers 300 hours of boating experience and mentorship, enabling them to acquire expertise in marine navigation and stay updated on the latest technological advancements in the field.

At Operation Tackle 22, we leverage the latest insights from developmental theory and science to support our heroes in their healing and personal growth. By reintegrating them into a stable workforce as boat Captains, we help them thrive and find purpose once again.

To further enhance the impact of our program, we plan to scale our operations through a mixed-methods pilot evaluation study in collaboration with scientists from Tufts University. This study will involve qualitative focus group discussions and longitudinal quantitative surveys, with the aim of shedding light on the effectiveness of our program and identifying areas for improvement.

Join us in supporting our heroes as they embark on a transformative journey of healing, skill development, and empowerment. Together, we can make a lasting difference in their lives. 

Apply to Our Vocational Marine School!

Are you a veteran, or know of a veteran, who would like to be considered for our mentorship and vocational training program?

Vocational Marine School Application

Please complete the below questionnaire. A representative will contact you shortly to discuss your application further. We value your time and look forward to connecting with you regarding your interest in our vocational Marine school.

    **Personal Information:**

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    **Vocational Training in the Marine Industry:**

    Please answer the following questions to help us assess your eligibility and interest in vocational training in the marine industry.





















    As part of the application process, it is important to note that drug testing is a mandatory requirement for obtaining your USCG license. We adhere to federal regulations, which prohibit cannabis consumption for individuals seeking to obtain their license. Therefore, we kindly request that you disclose whether or not you consume cannabis. Your response will help us ensure compliance with these regulations and guide you through the necessary steps. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.


    To proceed with your application, please kindly confirm your agreement and understanding of the above questions by clicking the acknowledgment box below. Your confirmation ensures that you have comprehensively understood and are committed to complying with the program's requirements. Once we receive your application, we will promptly reach out to schedule a phone interview. Thank you for your interest in our program!