Service Academy Investor Group
Invest in people like you.
Are you a Service Academy graduate?
Would you like to invest in Service Academy graduate led businesses and real estate projects?
The Service Academy Investor Group is a community of Academy graduates who are investing in businesses and real estate projects led by other Academy grads. Join the group to discover investment opportunities and share your opportunities with the community. This is a great opportunity to invest with people who share the traits of intelligence, integrity and grit.
How it works
Join the group to access exclusive opportunities to invest in other academy grads
Build your professional network and discover exciting investment and business opportunities within the Service Academy community
Share your investment opportunities with the network
Learn how to invest from experts who specialize in different types of investments
The Impact of Joining
What the SABM community is saying…
“I love SABM. Have been a member for a couple of months; already a great resource for both investments and investors. In fact, SABM has proven so useful it has been the catalyst for the soon-to-be announced Wisdom Warriors, a $10M fund for investment in early-stage veteran led or founded businesses.” -Gary G. USNA ‘72
“A fantastic and convenient way to find investment opportunities as well as network with folks from across the service academy spectrum.” -James W. USMA ’00
“The success of our Seed investment round can be greatly attributed to the SABM network. SABM is a game changer for the Service Academy Community.” -Ron S. USMA ‘87
“It’s about time there was a something like SABM’s Investor Group! Efficient, informal, and focused on making connections to advance great opportunities through a trusted network.” -Ken G. USNA ‘92
“We run a real estate fund focused on buying single-tenant, commercial real estate. We target academy grads as our investors and were struggling a bit to get connected to grads from the other service academies. SABM has been an excellent networking forum for us to do exactly that, connect to grads from all the academies. Since we began our participation, we have been able to obtain new investors from both the USNA & USAFA, in addition to connecting even further within the USMA network. Truly an excellent forum for grads to network with other grads across the spectrum of academies.” Mike B. USMA ‘89
“I presented a real estate investment opportunity to SABM members with great success. SABM has been the single best source of capital.” -Lane B. USAFA ‘91
Investor Group Accomplishments
Nancy Preston, USMA ‘02
Not all business masterminds are built the same. SABM has been the most beneficial academy network and business mastermind I have found yet. SABM members have the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial experiences that can provide advice and tools that are actually actionable, which is a differentiator from other business masterminds in which I participate.
Laura Renner, USAFA ’01
When I first learned of SABM, it was a no brainer to join, such a great idea! The online Meetups are well run and a great opportunity to meet and learn from other like-minded business owners. Love the podcast and looking forward to getting involved in an Accelerator. SABM has already helped me to take my business to the next level and I’m looking forward to growing it even more.
Gardea Yefehmu Jomas Christian, USNA 2009
SABM is a great opportunity to connect and network with like minded individuals. It was a pleasure to meet with other service academy graduates across different generations and service eras. The Accelerators are great as well as the Meetups.I have grown and matured from a business standpoint as well as a personal standpoint because of SABM. I look forward to utilizing the opportunities offered at SABM.
Mike Brumagin, USMA ’89
We run a real estate fund called Battle Monument Partners focused on buying single-tenant, commercial real estate. We target academy grads as our investors and were struggling a bit to get connected to grads from the other service academies. SABM has been an excellent networking forum for us to do exactly that, connect to grads from all the academies. Since we began our participation, we have been able to obtain new investors from both the USNA & USAFA, in addition to connecting even further within the USMA network. Truly an excellent forum for grads to network with other grads across the spectrum of academies.
Robert M. Pecha, former USAFA ’01
I discovered SABM for the first time a little more than a month ago. I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and willing everyone was to help engage in conversation and collaborate on business-building ideas. It takes a different breed to be Academy material in the first place and that shines through on the calls. What you have created here Scott is groundbreaking and I am honored to be a part of this rapid momentum!!
Kirk Kinder, USCGA ’94
My business is transforming itself thanks to SABM. Not only am I getting tons of excellent coaching, but the interaction with other Academy graduate business owners is priceless.
Ginnie Guiton, USMA ’85
Scott’s coaching program was a life changing experience. Scott is a tremendous coach with an ability to lead and mentor in a positive, enlightening way. I discovered more about myself through the process and this directly helped to pave my way forward. I am forever grateful for his help.
Ryan Cook, USCGA ’94
We Academy grads are a different breed… all high achievers. We were all top athletes, civic volunteers, and scholars. We’re competitive and love to lead. Scott can use his skills with the Gallup StrengthsFinder to put an amazing Mastermind group together. I’ve been participating with one of Scott’s groups for a few months and the group has helped me move forward on several projects both within and outside of my core business.
Willie Gury, USNA ’01
Getting entrepreneurial endeavors off the ground can be frustrating filled with more failure than success in the beginning. It has been great to talk through issues/challenges with other individuals involved in the same process. I’ve learned a lot from the other group members. What I really enjoy is that each individual in the group has a very different background and I get to hear the perspective from different points of view that I wouldn’t get in my normal group of contacts. The accountability piece at the end of each call when we set our 30 day goals is extremely helpful – it gives me clear concise short term goals to achieve before the next call and holds me accountable to the other group members. I look forward to each monthly call to both learn from and provide value to the other group members. The knowledge that I gain helps me tremendously.
Brian Olivier, USNA ’02
Scott’s Mastermind group has helped me in several ways. Pursuing the entrepreneurial path can seem very lonely at times, and it’s easy to get off track, and lose momentum. Having a support group of like-minded entrepreneurs to help hold me accountable on our monthly calls, as well as provide advice, contacts, and resources I never knew existed, has been huge. The Mastermind group has provided me contacts to help design my logo, put me in contact with manufacturers, design a website, and given business perspective. It has also provided me with a diverse group of connections outside of my day to day life, which is helping me build my brand and get my product to market.