We want to change the way missing children’s cases are investigated by giving law enforcement the latest technology and analytical methodologies, while working alongside them to reopen missing children’s cold cases. We will never rest until every child is reunited and every family has closure. We ensure that NO CASE IS COLD.
RICHARD RING, Founder
Former JSOC Human Targeting Officer
Leveraging Our Past To Change The Future
Richard Ring has spent more than 15 years working within the Special Operations and Intelligence Community as a Human Targeting Officer and Intelligence Analyst hunting the worst of the worst around the world. In 2014 fresh from a deployment, Richard was asked by law enforcement to assist in locating a missing child. In a matter of hours, Richard and two fellow intelligence analysts were able to successfully narrow down the location of the minor from over four states away. In that moment Richard understood that methods used to hunt terrorist overseas could be repurposed to locate missing children here at home.
In 2018, Richard left active duty to create the F3 Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and set off on recruiting only the best investigators consisting of former U.S. Intelligence Officers, Special Operations, Federal Law Enforcement, and Federal Prosecutors. While operating in the shadows for the first five years, Richard and his team were able to successfully prove their concept. In those short five years, the F3 Foundation has reassessed 2000+ cases, directly located 44x children, assisted in locating 140x, developed advanced courses in analytics for law enforcement, and aided in the recovery of over +100x children from Russian controlled territory within Ukraine.
The organization will continue to utilize its diverse talent to tackle the nearly +500K annual missing children’s cases, while training law enforcement in their methods and giving them the tools to succeed. Unlike many non-profits, the F3 Foundation looks forward to a day when they are no longer needed. Help us get there by contributing to our righteous mission.