Former military and intelligence agency experts will bring their proven skills to identify, secure, and bring to safety Ukrainian children who have been orphaned, injured or whose parents cannot escort them outside the country
Orlando, Florida – F3 Missing Children’s Intelligence Agency, a Florida non-profit established by US military and intelligence veterans to help find and rescue missing children, is launching a new effort to bring children in war-torn Ukraine to safety. Dubbed “Operation Jolly Roger”, the project takes its inspiration from “Operation Peter Pan” which safely rescued 14,000 children from communist Cuba between 1960 and 1962. Unlike the Cuban effort, Operation Jolly Roger will be doing its work in a complex, non-permissive environment. Nevertheless, the group’s founder is determined to make a difference.
“The images of orphaned, injured, and frightened children caught in a war zone spurred us into action,” said Richard C. Ring, the founder of the organization and a military veteran with years of experience planning and executing Air Force rescue operations. “We have a terrific team of men and women with proven track records of conducting high-risk missions to save lives. We’re also fathers and mothers. If not us, then who?” he added.
F3 Missing Children’s Intelligence Agency was founded in 2019 to use the same skills utilized to find America’s worst enemies and apply them to the most difficult cases involving missing or abducted children. Working closely with law enforcement agencies, the group has had enormous success, often rescuing children who were abducted and subsequently held in foreign countries.
“We use every modern intel collection method imaginable— combined with skilled operators on the ground— to find and rescue children. The conflict in Ukraine presents additional challenges, including the fact that human traffickers use war zones to enslave and exploit children. We refuse to let that happen to these innocent children already traumatized by a horrific crisis” said Joshua Garay, F3’s Director of Strategy and a former US government intelligence operative. “We’re compassionate and skilled professionals and we will work closely with the Ukrainian government, our own State Department, international aid organizations, and parents or next of kin to make sure our child-rescue efforts comply with all applicable laws and regulations….and we’ll guard these children with our lives if needed” he added.
More information on Operation Jolly Roger and F3 Missing Children’s Intelligence Agency, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, can be found at operationjollyroger.com
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